Ex-Day-Care Assistant Guilty of Child Sex Crimes

Defendant pleads no contest to accusations

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    Brad Minor

    Former Chesterbrook Academy day-care center assistant Brad Minor was found guilty of crimes against children, in Leesburg, Va.

    Last March, a 4-year-old student described inappropriate sexual contact with the 23-year-old “Mr. Brad” to a parent when picked up from school, authorities said. An investigation launched by the Leesburg Police Department revealed a second victim in July 2011.

    During the investigation, police were able to retrieve forensic evidence from one of the victims’ clothing that turned out to be bodily fluids and was found to be consistent to Minor’s DNA profile, authorities said.

    “Forensic evidence in a case such as this is critical when your victims are so young and may not be able to withstand the rigors of a trial or even be capable of testifying,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman said. “The strength of independent scientific evidence such as this is paramount when it comes to protecting the most innocent and vulnerable of victims.”

    Minor entered a no contest plea to aggravated sexual battery and custodial indecent liberties. That means while Minor does not admit guilt, he isn’t challenging the prosecution’s evidence. No contest pleas result in findings of guilt by the court.

    Minor will be sentenced March 9 in Loudoun Circuit Court and will be required to register as a sex offender on Virginia’s registry. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

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