Fairfax County social worker recorded victim; groomed her family years ago: cops

Fairfax County police have arrested a 64-year-old social worker who they say planted cameras in his bathroom and a bedroom to record a then-underage female victim.

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According to investigators, Henry Pacheco of Clifton began grooming the victim’s family years ago – offering them, vacations, gifts, and the shelter of his home – while employed as a social worker.

The victim told police that on three occasions, she found recording devices hidden in Pacheco’s home.

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Last week, police searched Pacheco’s home and found electronic and digital evidence.

Police charged him with two counts of unlawful filming of a minor, and one count of attempted unlawful filming of a minor.

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So far, police believe the crimes were limited to Pacheco’s home – however, he worked with "at risk youths" throughout the D.C. area for 30 years.

Police are asking anyone who may have had inappropriate contact with Pacheco to call (703) 246-7800, option 3.