Manassas Man Arrested for Multiple Sex Offenses


Detectives arrested 47-year-old Paul Carey of Manassas on Tuesday, December 22, around 7 p.m., after an investigation that began last week. The investigation revealed that Carey had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor who had not returned home when expected. After this event, a detective from the Major Crimes Division assumed the identity of the victim and continued to communicate with Carey. The detective, posing as the victim, set up a meeting with Carey and met him in the area of Fair Oaks Shopping Center where he was taken into custody.

Carey was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with indecent liberties with a minor and use of a communications device to solicit a minor. The investigation is ongoing. Carey is employed as a Northern Virginia Cigarette Tax Board Agent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637) ** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.