Northern Va. Dance Instructor Arrested on Multiple Sex Offenses

WASHINGTON — Fairfax County police have arrested a Northern Virginia dance instructor accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student and inappropriately communicating with other teen girls.

Chase Clark Peklo, 19, of Sterling, Virginia, was arrested Thursday on warrants of carnal knowledge of a child between 13 and 15 years old and five child pornography counts, Fairfax County police said Friday.

Peklo worked as a dance instructor at the Adrenaline Dance Studio in McLean, Virginia. The studio contacted police Feb. 6 to report an alleged sexual offense between Peklo and a student there, police said.

According to their preliminary investigation, authorities said they determined Peklo was inappropriately communicating with a 13-year-old girl and two 14-year-old girls between December 2015 and November 2016. It is also alleged Peklo had a sexual relationship with one of the girls who was 14 at the time.

Peklo also worked as an instructor at Stage Door in Manassas.

Detectives said they believe that there might be other victims. Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact Detective McCoy at 703-246-7898, or contact Crime Solvers electronically. You can also text a tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or call Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131.

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