Fredericksburg executive director of Office on Youth charged with sex crimes involving a minor

Fredericksburg’s executive director of the Office on Youth is facing multiple felony charges including sex crimes involving an underage victim.

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Spotsylvania detectives charged 40-year-old Benjamin James Nagle with two counts of conspiracy to violate the drug control act, one count of taking indecent liberties with a minor and one count of possession of child pornography.

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The department of social services began investigating after an anonymous tip suggested that Nagle was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

Detectives talked to the victim – who was in Nagle’s foster care – and found evidence supporting the tipster’s claim.

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They also found images of suspected child pornography and of drugs being given to the victim.

Nagle was arrested and is being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.