Juvenile Arrested for Sex Offense in School  

Mount Vernon Police District – A 13-year-old boy has been charged with abduction and attempted sexual battery for an incident that occurred at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Alexandria. A school resource officer was notified by a school official on Oct. 6 of an attempted assault that occurred in a courtyard inside the school earlier that day.   

The officer worked alongside detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau and determined a juvenile student told the victim to get him a milk from the cafeteria. When the victim, another student, did not retrieve a milk, the juvenile offender told the victim to get on their knees. When the victim refused, the victim was forced down. The offender then began to pull his pants down when a school official intervened to stop the act prior to it progressing.   

After a thorough investigation involving numerous interviews, combing through digital data and the execution of a search warrant, detectives obtained petitions for abduction and attempted sexual battery. Last night, the teen was served with the petitions.  

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

Any student or juvenile who is a victim of a crime can call the non-emergency number, 703-691-2131, or 911 to report crimes. Most middle and high schools throughout the County have school resource officers to assist with any needs. If a juvenile is not capable or comfortable filing a report, they can report any incident to a trusted adult. The Fairfax County Public Schools has a website to assist with filing sexual harassment complaints online; click here.