A 35-year-old Maryland man has been charged with two counts of online solicitation of a teenager following an investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Salt Lake City Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation began March 7, when the LCSO received a report from a concerned family member that a girl from Ashburn was communicating via social media and engaging in sexual activity with a male that was believed to be an adult. The male was later identified as Derrick La Marr Jones.
During the investigation, it was determined that Jones had provided transportation for the teenager to travel to the Baltimore area to meet him. It is believed that Jones used social media and attended multi-genre entertainment/comic book conventions to make contact with juvenile females.
Jones often used the alias of Kanovski Zan-Lee Vulgen or “Kano” or “Lee” and introduced himself as being in his late teens or early 20s.
Since March 2017, Jones has been in the area of Orlando, FL, Albuquerque, NM, Flagstaff and Phoenix, AZ, Los Angeles and Sacramento, CA, and Salt Lake City, UT.
Loudoun detectives are seeking information regarding other victims who may have known, associated with or communicated with Jones.
Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call Detective J. Suess at 703-777-0475 or to submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app. The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office app is available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.