Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested an Ashburn man Friday night after he had inappropriate contact with a young girl on Halloween.
Seyed Vafaei, 68, of Ashburn was charged with assault and battery in connection with the Oct. 31 incident that occurred in the area of Tournament Parkway and Palmer Classic Parkway in Ashburn. The juvenile victim reported she was walking in the neighborhood with her friends when Vafaei approached them. Vafaei offered the girl candy and placed it in the girl’s bag. As she attempted to catch up with her friends, Vafaei grabbed her hand and kissed her on the cheek, according to Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
The girl pulled away from Vafaei and caught up to her friends. The incident was reported to law enforcement the following day.
The Sheriff’s Office has since discovered possible additional encounters. Vafaei has been seen in the community riding a bicycle wearing goggles. Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective C. Czekaj at 703-777-0475.
Vafaei is currently being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.