Loudoun High School Basketball Coach Charged with Soliciting a Minor

The Fairfax County Police arrested a former Loudoun County high school basketball coach on Tuesday, on three counts of soliciting a minor.

According to the report, Joshua Shearin, 22, of Fairfax, messaged a detective posing as a 14-year-old boy on a dating site, making plans to meet up with the juvenile. Detectives found Shearin at the location where he’d agreed to meet the boy.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau’s Missing Person and Exploitation Squad charged Shearin with two counts of use of communication systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children, and one count of attempted indecent liberties.

Shearin coached freshman boys’ basketball at Tuscarora High School in 2019, and moved on to coach the junior varsity team in 2020. He began coaching junior varsity basketball at Heritage High School on Monday.

Following his arrest, he is no longer employed by Loudoun County Public Schools and is banned from school district property,

He was held without bond at the Adult Detention Center. Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to identify other victims, or individuals who may have had inappropriate contact with Shearin.

Individuals with information should contact the Major Crimes Bureau detectives at 703-246-7800, option 3. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411.

3 thoughts on “Loudoun High School Basketball Coach Charged with Soliciting a Minor

  • 2021-11-11 at 11:18 am
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    From what I can glean, the defendant isn’t accused of anything inappropriate with an LCPS student. That provides a modicum or relief. And thank goodness his alleged communications were with a detective, not an actual minor. LCPS has so many problems. But I’m confident this alleged crime will be dealt with forthrightly — with the protection of all LCPS students foremost in everyone’s mind.

    • 2021-11-11 at 1:34 pm
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      You have no idea about whether this sexual predator has committed other crimes, but here you are… defending LCPS. And declaring the coast is clear.

      Good grief.

      This monster didn’t just wake up one day and decide to pursue child rape. We can only hope there are no other victims.

      Will Buta “Tough on Crime” Biberaj plead this down to some sort of jaywalking charge, like she does with every other case?

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