Dance Instructor Arrested for Multiple Sex Offenses

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McLean Police District – Detectives from the Child Exploitation and Child Abuse Sections obtained warrants for Chase Clark Peklo, 19, of Sterling, for carnal knowledge of child between thirteen and fifteen years of age and five counts of possession, reproduction, distribution, solicitation, and facilitation of child pornography. Peklo was arrested last night and the warrants were served by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

On February 6, the employer of the Adrenaline Dance Studio (8400 block of Tyco Road, McLean) contacted police to report an alleged sexual offense that had occurred between a student and one of their instructors. Preliminary investigation determined that Peklo was inappropriately communicating with a 13-year-old and two 14-year-old teenaged girls from December of 2015 to November of 2016. It is also alleged that he had a sexual relationship with one of the girls while she was 14 years old.

Peklo was a dance instructor at “Adrenaline Dance Studio” as well as at “Stage Door” located in the 7200 block of New Market Court, Manassas.

Detectives believe that there might be other victims and would like to hear from anyone who may be concerned that their child might have had inappropriate contact with Peklo. We are asking anyone with information about these incidents to contact Detective McCoy at 703-246-7898, or contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org 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.

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