Sterling Man Indicted For Computer Solicitations

A 31-year-old Sterling man faces multiple charges of computer crimes following an investigation by Sheriff’s Office detectives and the Special Victims Unit and Financial Crimes Unit.

A Loudoun grand jury on Monday issued a direct indictment against Shane L. Pearsons.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the investigation stemmed from two complaints by victims who reported they sent photos to an unknown person they met through online apps. The person then demanded additional photos, sexual favors, or money or the photos would be distributed. 

Pearsons is charged with two felony counts of computer solicitation of a minor under the age of 15, two felony counts of producing child pornography involving subjects under the age of 15, two felony counts of possession of child pornography, felony extortion, and misdemeanor counts of coercing, intimidating, or harassing a person by computer.

Pearsons was arrested Tuesday and held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center pending a June 16 bond hearing.

2 thoughts on “Sterling Man Indicted For Computer Solicitations

  • 2022-06-15 at 6:14 pm
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    These allegations are horrendous. I hope the suspect gets prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I still can’t believe the light kiss-off Judge Fisher gave a former sheriff’s deputy for similar wrongdoing. The justice system is full of inequities that must be eradicated. On a brighter note, Happy Juneteenth Loudoun!

  • 2022-06-16 at 11:27 am
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    I realize that “computer solicitation” is shorthand for “Use of A Computer to Solicit a Minor in Virginia” but to a casual reader, couldn’t it sound like someone who is sending spam mail or something else annoying but not nearly as vile as what it actually is?

    This is some seriously disgusting stuff. Can we get a commitment from LN to follow this case and report on how the prosecution (or lack thereof) is handled? Please.

    We saw how Buta handled the Dulles Town Center pervert… $91 in court costs. And there’s also the sicko at Ida Lee that was just arrested. Yesterday, she got on Twitter and bragged about how she’s all about #SafetyAndJustice… let’s see if those are just words, shall we? Up to this point, it’s been nothing but #CriminalFirst from her office.

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