Man Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Battery Against Children, Detectives Seek Information on Other Possible Victims


Claudio Vargas Lazo


Fair Oaks Police District – Detectives from the Major Crimes Division Child Abuse Section arrested 43-year-old Claudio Vargas Lazo around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and charged him with three counts of aggravated sexual battery.

On June 20, an 11-year-old child reported being inappropriately touched by a man. Police and Child Protective Services were contacted immediately and an investigation led to the identification of Vargas Lazo as the suspect. The investigation determined another child, a 9-year-old, was also inappropriately touched by Vargas Lazo.

Vargas Lazo runs a state licensed, in-home daycare located in the 3900 block of Kernstown Court in Fairfax. Detectives would like to hear from anyone who is concerned their child may have had inappropriate contact with Vargas Lazo.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective L.M. Smith at 703-246-7800. Callers may also contact the Child Protective Services Hotline at 703-324-7400. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637). Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.