Loudoun Deputy Pleads Guilty After Grand Jury Indictments of Soliciting Minor

A former Sheriff’s Office deputy charged with soliciting a minor pleaded guilty today during a Circuit Court hearing.

Dustin Amos, 33, of Herndon, was indicted by a grand jury on two felony solicitation charges. 

According to State Police, an undercover detective assigned to the Minnesota Human Trafficking Investigator’s Task Force came into contact with Amos online. Amos identified himself as a Sheriff’s Office deputy while communicating with a supposed 15-year-old girl and discussed sexual acts with her. 

The task force reported the case to the NOVA-DC Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force on Dec. 17. He was arrested later that day. He is being held without bond in the Fairfax County jail. 

Amos is due back in court for sentencing on June 13. His attorney, Robert Whitestone, said a memo would be filed two weeks prior, detailing Amos’ story. The plea agreement also requires that Amos undergo a psychosexual evaluation prior to sentencing. 

Prior to his arrest, Amos worked for eight years as a Sheriff’s Office deputy, serving at the Adult Detention Center since his hiring in 2013. He was placed on administrative leave following his arrest. He is no longer employed by the Sheriff’s Office, according to an agency spokesman.

4 thoughts on “Loudoun Deputy Pleads Guilty After Grand Jury Indictments of Soliciting Minor

  • 2022-03-10 at 2:08 pm

    Mr. Amos has brought so much shame to LCSO. I pray the allegations aren’t true. But I’m afraid they are. I hope Sheriff Chapman will take a close look at his hiring practices. On a brighter note, Happy Women’s History Month Loudoun!

  • 2022-03-11 at 10:29 am

    Mike Chapman runs a tight ship, or so they say.

    The Cato Institute used to run a website detailing the daily arrests of police officers- those who reflexively greet every policeman they encounter with “thank you for your service” are fooling themselves.

  • 2022-03-11 at 11:46 am

    A “psychosexual evaluation?”

    This is Ms. Bippety Boppety Boo’s way of ensuring that sexual predators have an escape route from making it onto the Sex Offender Registry.

    This woman has to go.

  • 2022-03-13 at 11:28 am

    Trying to lay blame on he Sheriff is classless and shows how uninformed people are. I am not condoning what this former deputy did by any means. There are numerous steps to getting hired as a law enforcement officer, background investigation, polygraph and psychological exam. If they pass all of these and there are no red flags then you can not lay blame on the Sheriff. Educate yourself people. You may not agree with his politics but Sheriff Chapman does a great job protecting the citizens of Loudoun unlike the Commonwealth Attorney.

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