CHANTILLY, Va. - A sports coach was arrested for sending sexually explicit messages to a minor through social media, police say.
Joshua Schroeder is charged with three counts of solicitation of a minor and one count of attempted contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Fairfax County police say on Feb. 5, the victim reported to a school resource officer about receiving sexually explicit messages, which investigators later determined were sent from the 26-year-old Manassas man. Following the investigation, Schroeder was arrested Saturday morning.
Schroeder was the general manager at The Sport and Speed Institute in Chantilly, according to police.
"The most important thing is making sure that we protect every single kid in there and although they are allegations, I think the course of action as far as the minute we were notified -- him being terminated as an employee," said Justin Kavanaugh, the owner of The Sport and Speed Institute. "For us, what we understand is that it was electronic communication. There was never physical contact, but also that it’s an isolated situation and I just want to make sure that on our end that we take immediate action."
Police are asking if anyone is concerned that their child might have had inappropriate contact with Schroeder, they are asked to contact them at 703-246-7800.