Friday, April 5, 2019
A 47-year-old Fairfax man was sentenced last week to six months in jail for a sex crime he perpetrated against a teenage boy. The man is Bruce Kenyatta Brown, and the offense occurred on Nov. 14, 2018.
According to Fairfax County police, officers responded at 5:22 p.m. that day to the 3100 block of Post Forest Drive in Fair Oaks. They were dispatched for a report of disorderly conduct.
However, officers from the Fair Oaks District Station said they “found Brown on top of a 13-year-old boy in the middle of the roadway. [They] removed Brown and learned the boy was walking through the apartment complex when Brown began running after him and tackled him in the roadway.”
Once the teen was on the ground, said police, “Brown grabbed the boy’s genital area several times before officers arrived and intervened.” The victim received a minor injury, and Brown was taken to the Adult Detention Center and charged with aggravated sexual battery.
He was held without bond and has remained behind bars since then. So when he entered a Juvenile and Domestic Relations courtroom for sentencing, last Thursday, March 28, he wore the green jumpsuit of a county prisoner.
Appearing before Judge Michael Valentine, Brown pleaded “no contest,” acknowledging the existence of enough evidence to convict him of the crime of which he was accused.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jessica Greis Edwardson then recommended he receive 12 months in jail, with six months suspended, plus credit for the time he’s already served. And since Brown has been incarcerated since mid-November, he has some six weeks or so left to serve.
The judge agreed and sentenced Brown accordingly, Valentine also placed him on one year of active probation upon his release. In addition, he ordered Brown to comply with the mental-health treatment recommendations he’ll receive and perform whatever community service he’s told to do. And, said Valentine to Brown, “You are to have no contact with the victim or his family.”