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Former Police Captain Facing Sex Offense Charge Involving 10-Year-Old Girl

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Fairfax County Police Department

A former police captain is facing sex offense charges after he was accused of inappropriately touching a 10-year-old girl.

Fairfax County Police say Joseph Patrick Gamerl, 53,  was arrested Friday after an investigation that began May 9, when the girl told a family member that Gamerl had touched her inappropriately.

Gamerl now lives in Fairfax, Virginia, but NBC Miami confirmed he used to be a police captain in North Miami Beach. He retired about three and a half years ago.

Gamerl has been charged with aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child.

Detectives would like to speak with anyone who has information that may help in the investigation or who may have had a similar encounter with Gamerl.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers online here; text "TIP187" plus the information to CRIMES (274637); call Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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