Monday June 18, 10:04 am. Fairfax County police said Monday morning they cannot verify the arrest of a sex offender in Linway Terrace Park last week.
"I spoke with patrol supervisors in McLean and was unable to verify this information. I would need a more specific date/location/name in order to find any arrest details," said Lucy Caldwell of the Public Information Office of the Fairfax police.
"I will also reach out to the FCPS (Fairfax County Public Schools) Public Relations team to see if they have any details IF it, indeed, involves 6th grade students at Chesterbrook Elementary," Caldwell said.
The department added that a station commander, two sergeants, and a PIO have done all they can to find any record, but have found nothing.
Reports circulated through communities around Linway Terrace Park, including Potomac Hills, that a man was acting suspiciously around sixth grade girls in the park. The police were called and he was taken away.
McLean Patch asked the police about the reports so that we could give readers the facts.
FRIDAY UPDATE 3:55pm. Fairfax police have not yet responded to your questions about reports of an alleged sex offender in McLean.
McLean Patch sent an inquiry to the police department at start of business this morning.
The Public Information Office is having a busy day.
THURS. UPDATE: 5:28pm. A spokesperson had told us that police will have information tomorrow morning.
ORIGINAL STORY: McLean Patch has asked Fairfax County Police about reports that a sex offender was arrested at Linway Terrace Park earlier this week.
We sent the reports we had received from neighbors to the police public information office shortly after 8 am today and are waiting to hear back from the police.
McLean Patch wanted to let the neighbors know that we have inquired about the reports and will share any information as soon as we receive it from police.
From the reports Patch received, neighbors near Linway Terrace have heard a report that a man was acting suspiciously around sixth grade girls in the park. The police were called and he was taken away.