MCLEAN, Va. - A 19-year-old Loudoun county dance instructor was arrested Thursday night and is accused of possessing child pornography and having sex with an underage girl.
Fairfax County Police say investigators first got a tip about Chase Clark Pleko earlier this month and arrested him Thursday night.
Peklo was inappropriately communicating with a 13-year-old girl and two 14-year-old-girls from December of 2015 to November of 2016 but they didn't know about it until his employer at Adrenaline Dance Studio tipped them off.
He has been charged in Fairfax with five counts of possession, reproduction, distribution, solicitation and facilitation of child pornography. He is also charged with a sex offense in Loudoun County in which he is accused of having sex with an underage girl last summer in Aldie.
In addition to working at Adrenaline, police say he also worked at Stage Door Dance Studio in Manassas.
On his Facebook page, the 19-year-old bills himself as a hip hop dance instructor.
Investigators with Fairfax think there may be other victims and they are asking for help in locating them.
"We have three victims, we want to make sure that there are no more victims and if there are and if there are that we can have them come forward and place charges accordingly, we want the parents to talk to their children, go over with them what is appropriate and what is inappropriate contact with an adult if they feel uncomfortable by someone’s behavior or contacts with them to at least confide in a parent or safe adult and that way we can determine what happened,” said Megan Hawkins, Fairfax County Police.
Know anyone who may have had inappropriate contact with Peklo? Contact Detective McCoy at 703-246-7898, or contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.