Fairfax Sheriff's Deputy arrested for sexual assault on a prisoner

Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Fairfax, Leesburg & Manassas, Virginia

Posted: March 20, 2020
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A Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Tuesday March 17, 2020, after he allegedly sexually assaulted a prisoner he was transporting.

Fairfax police arrested Fairfax Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick D. McPartlin, 45 and obtained two charges of object sexual penetration. McPartlin had been a deputy in the Fairfax County Sheriff’s department for 21 years.

The victim was being transported to the Loudoun County jail by Deputy McPartlin in a parking lot near Jermantown Road in the Fairfax County sheriff’s vehicle .  The woman reported the assault when she arrived at the Leesburg Adult Detention Center Monday, March 16, 2020.  Loudoun sheriff’s deputies began an investigation, then referred the case to Fairfax County police, who determined that an assault occurred in Fairfax City, according to Sgt. Matthew Lasowitz, Fairfax City police officer.

He was ordered held without bond. McPartlin was taken to the Alexandria city jail because of a Fairfax policy that former Fairfax law enforcement employees are not held in the Fairfax jail pending trial.

Object Sexual Penetration without Consent is a felony in Virginia.  Each count of object sexual penetration can be punished by a prison sentence between 5 years to life in prison. 

The Gordon Law Firm does not represent Mr. McPartlin.   The attorneys at The Gordon Law Firm have assisted more than 1000 people charged with felony offenses including felony sexual assault.  If you have any questions about criminal law or have a friend or loved one in trouble, please feel welcome to contact our criminal defense lawyers at 703.218.8416.

Tom Jackman of the Washington Post reported this story on March 18, 2020.

To see the article, Washington Post Original Article.

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