Ashburn Trainer Charged with Sexual Assault of Teen

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested an athletic trainer on charges that sexually assaulted a girl during a practice with the Ashburn Elite Track Club.

Arnold D. Thomas, 54, of Leesburg, was charged Friday night with aggravated sexual battery, taking indecent liberties with a child, and abduction. He was held without at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

The alleged incident occurred Dec. 7 and was reported to law enforcement two days later. According to the report, the suspect was training the victim alone at an Ashburn gym when he groped the teenager.

Loudoun detectives with the Special Victims Unit are working to determine whether other juveniles experienced this conduct while working with Thomas. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Sgt. Wayne Promisel at 703-777-1021.

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