Man Charged With Sex Offenses in Reston

Michael Wayne Edwards

Michael Wayne Edwards

Michael Wayne Edwards, 33, of Rydell Road, Centreville was arrested on Thursday, August 6 at the Reston District Station following an investigation of allegations against him earlier that week.

A woman who was grocery shopping at the Safeway on South Lakes Drive on Wednesday, August 5 at around 1:15 p.m., reported that a man was following her around in the store.

The woman left the store and the person followed her to a location near Sunrise Valley Drive and Lakespray Way. The person appeared to be videotaping her and called out to her. She recognized that he was the person who had been following her in the store. The man then reportedly exposed himself to her and ran away.  There were no injuries.

She contacted police and provided officers a description of the suspect. Officer’s identified him and worked with store personnel to investigate further. Subsequently, the investigation determined that the suspect had filmed the woman under her clothing at the grocery store.

Officers interviewed him at the Reston Police District station and charged him with three offenses: filming nonconsensual nude (taking unlawful images of another without consent), simulated masturbation and indecent exposure. He was transported to the Fairfax Adult Detention Center.

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Categories: Crime, Reston Police District


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