Social Worker Arrested for Unlawful Filming of Minor

Sully Police District – A 64-year-old social worker has been arrested for multiple felonies for recording a juvenile in his home. Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau were notified on August 23 after the victim reported the unlawful filming that had occurred several years ago. The victim first met Henry Pacheco, of Clifton, around ten years ago while Pacheco was employed as a social worker providing services for the victim’s family member. Detectives believe Pacheco began grooming the victim’s family offering vacations, gifts, and his home for shelter. 

The victim recounted to detectives three occasions when she found recording devices hidden in the bathroom and a bedroom of his residence, recording her as she was in various stages of undress. The victim was a juvenile at the time of the offenses. 

Earlier this week, detectives executed a search warrant on his home and vehicle, recovering multiple pieces of electronic and digital evidence. Pacheco was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful filming of a minor, and one count of attempted unlawful filming of a minor. Detectives continue to review the evidence recovered. At this time, the criminal offenses have been confined to Pacheco’s home.  

Pacheco worked with at risk youth through a variety of contract positions throughout the D.C. Metro area for more than thirty years. Detectives are seeking anyone who has information about this investigation or may have had inappropriate contact with Pacheco to call our Major Crimes Bureau detectives at 703-246-7800, option 3. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web –Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest. If you wish to be contacted by a detective, please let your contact information. 

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.  

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