(Sept. 12, 2013) – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance and additional information surrounding the recent arrest on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 of a 43-year-old Hamilton, Virginia man, Ralph Watts Conrad III.
Conrad III was an Art teacher at Algonkian Elementary School and also served over the past several years as an itinerant art teacher at Belmont Station Elementary; Lowe’s Island Elementary; Frances Hazel Reid; Legacy Elementary; Mill Run Elementary; and Creighton’s Corner Elementary.
Ralph Watts Conrad III, was charged with one count of Distribution of Child Pornography and two counts of Possession of Child Pornography. Conrad has been employed by the Loudoun County Public Schools for approximately 15 years, and was a teacher at Algonkian Elementary School.
On September 10th, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit, in a joint investigation with the NoVA/DC Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC) and the Department of Homeland Security Investigation (HSI), arrested Conrad III.
The case remains under investigation and additional charges are possible. At this stage in the investigation, there appears to be no LCPS children involved.
The LCSO is continuing the investigation to determine if more victims may exist. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the LCSO and report any suspicious contact and/or relationships with Mr. Conrad. Please contact Detective Pat Beaver at (703) 777-0475.
Conrad III remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond. Conrad III is currently on administrative leave from Loudoun County Public Schools pending the final outcome of the proceedings.