Loudoun County, Va. (June 14, 2015) – A deputy on patrol investigating a suspicious vehicle led to the arrest of a 68-year-old Manassas Park man who was having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old Loudoun girl who he met online.
The investigation began on May 28, 2015, after a deputy observed a vehicle parked in a commercial parking lot around 9:15 p.m. in the 45000 block of Woodland Road in Sterling.
The deputy located the suspect, Denard D. Springle, III, inside the car with the teenager. It was learned the two had met online and had been involved in a consensual relationship. Springle was initially charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
An investigation conducted by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Sex Crimes Unit determined the suspect had solicited the teenager on multiple occasions. He was charged on June 8, 2015, with four counts of use of a communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.
Further details regarding the circumstances of the case and information regarding the teenager are not being released at this time to help protect the identity of the victim.
Springle was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a $20,000 secured bond on June 10.