A former Fairfax County police officer has been convicted of sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old police cadet.
John Grimes confronted three costs of indecent liberties with a minor. He was discovered responsible of all counts on Monday.
Grimes was indicted in July 2021. The division stated it realized in December 2019 of the misconduct towards the sufferer, who was a member of the Fairfax County Police Public Security Cadet Program. Grimes was instantly stripped of his police powers, authorities stated.
John Grimes was indicted yesterday over sexual misconduct with a teen who was a part of the FCPD Public Security Cadet Program. News4’s Cory Smith experiences.
Prosecutors stated the misconduct started when Grimes took the teenager on ride-alongs. The FBI tipped off Fairfax County police after Grimes utilized to develop into a particular agent and underwent background checks.
“Crimes by which younger individuals are taken benefit of sexually by people in positions of authority inside our legal justice system are notably repugnant and undermine the general public’s belief,” Steve Descano, commonwealth’s lawyer for the county, stated after the conviction.
“I’ll at all times prioritize holding these answerable for such crimes accountable,” he stated.
The cadet program is designed for youth aged 14 to 21 who’re all in favour of careers in legislation enforcement.
Grimes was with the division for greater than three years. He faces as much as 15 years in jail and he’ll need to register as a intercourse offender.