Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Officer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minor: Police

A juvenile detention officer in Fairfax County, Virginia, was charged with raping and having sexual contact with a minor, authorities say.

Clifton Townsend Jr., 60, was arrested Monday on four felony sex offenses, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said.

The victim was not someone Townsend knew through his job as a detention officer, the sheriff's office said.

Investigators were told about the alleged crimes on Saturday.

Townsend, of Leesburg, was charged with rape, carnal knowledge of a child and two counts of sodomy.

He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

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