UPDATE: FCPS Teacher Facing 10 Additional Felony Charges
Fair Oaks Police District – As a result of the public’s support and information sharing regarding our investigation of former Herndon High School drama teacher Raphael Schklowsky, detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau have identified 10 victims that could be recognized based on the evidence collected. All other images and videos did not provide enough identifiable characteristics to positively make any definitive identification.
Our detectives obtained 10 felony warrants for unlawful creation of an image or other (still and video images). This is a class 6 felony (18.2-386.1). All 10 warrants were served on Raphael Schklowsky while incarcerated at the Adult Detention Center.
We would like to thank the community for the assistance we have received in this case to bring justice to the victims involved.
(Original release date: June 19, 2019)
UPDATE: Investigation of Unlawful Recording of Juveniles by Herndon High School Teacher
Fair Oaks Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau have identified juvenile victims unlawfully recorded by Raphael Schklowsky, a former drama teacher at Herndon High School.
After he was arrested April 8 on four misdemeanor counts of unlawful filming, our Cyber and Forensics Bureau continued to analyze an abundance of data gathered during the investigation into Schklowsky’s crimes, including dozens of devices with potentially incriminating evidence. On May 8, while in custody, detectives obtained and served 20 felony charges of possession of child pornography and one felony charge of unlawful filming.
During the investigation, detectives recovered numerous images and videos that show juveniles inside Herndon High School during school hours, rehearsals and events from May 2017 through June 2018. Our Major Crimes Bureau Child Exploitation Unit detectives have contacted nine of the known victims who have been identified to date. Their work will continue until all possible victims are identified.
Schklowsky remains in custody at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.
“The case remains active. Detectives have been working diligently on this case and our other important cases to bring justice and closure,” said Major Ed O’Carroll, Commander of the Major Crimes Bureau.
Detectives would like to hear from anyone who may have information that will assist in our investigation. You can also call our Major Crimes Bureau detectives at 703-246-7800.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
For ongoing updates, please read our blog and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @FairfaxCountyPD.
(Original release date: June 19, 2019)
MEDIA ALERT: Investigation of Unlawful Recording by Herndon High School Teacher
Fair Oaks Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau have identified juvenile victims unlawfully recorded by Raphael Schklowsky, a former drama teacher at Herndon High School. Major Ed O’Carroll, Commander of the Major Crimes Bureau, will update the community on the investigation.
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Wednesday, June 19, at 4 p.m.
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(Original release date: May 8, 2019)
FCPS Teacher Facing 20 Charges of Possession of Child Pornography
After Schklowsky was charged on April 8 with four misdemeanor counts of unlawful filming, detectives discovered additional evidence on multiple electronic devices, including over 3,500 videos.
Schklowsky was out on bond and attended his hearing today at the Fairfax County Courthouse for his previous four charges of unlawful filming. At his hearing, he was charged with 21 additional offenses. Schlowsky was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff’s Office and held on no bond.
Schklowsky previously worked as a drama teacher at Herndon High School and has been on leave since his arrest April 8.
(Original release date: April 9, 2019)
UNLAWFUL FILMING:1800 block of Cranberry Lane, 04/01-04/04/19. A woman went to the Fair Oaks District Police Station to report she had found a hidden camera in an air conditioning vent at a home where she was working. Detectives investigated and found evidence of unlawful filming. Raphael Schklowsky, 36, of Reston, was charged with four misdemeanor counts of unlawful filming. He was held at the Adult Detention Center on a $5000 bond.