FIRST ON FOX: Sexual abuse allegations surface at Va. camp

Authorities are investigating allegations of inappropriate sexual contact at a Fauquier County camp.

The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office received the report in recent days. Along with prosecutors and child services, they immediately began an investigation into Camp Moss Hollow in Markham, Virginia.

As FOX 5 first reported on Tuesday, the allegations involve alleged sexual contact between a camp counselor and at least two children.

"I can tell you that we do have an established protocol here in Fauquier County involving those three agencies and others to thoroughly investigate allegations in matters such as this,” said Lt. James Hartman with the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office.

Camp Moss Hollow is run by Family Matters of Greater Washington, which describes the camp as a “sanctuary” for inner city kids for nearly 50 years.

A spokesperson said they “care deeply about the safety and health of the children” and they’ve “put the counselor in question on administrative leave.”

Sources tell FOX 5 the counselor and the alleged victims are male.

“Camp Moss Hollow, to my knowledge, has been there for a while. It seems to be a successful operation and to my knowledge we have not had any such issues there,” said Lt. Hartman.

Sheriff’s officials are working to identify whether any other possible victims exist and they want to hear from other campers who may have similar allegations.

Officials will not say if the counselor is cooperating with the investigation. No charges have been filed.

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