News release from the Fairfax County Police Department
A 21-year-old Springfield man is facing charges related to the solicitation of sex from a minor. A detective from our Child Exploitation Unit communicated in an undercover capacity with Monis Irfan on a social networking site. Irfan offered to meet the detective and provide sexually explicit images of children in return for access to a minor with whom Irfan believed he would have sexual relations. Irfan was arrested upon meeting the detective and was charged with two counts of solicitation of a minor, one count of attempted human trafficking and one count of attempted forcible sodomy. Following Irfan’s arrest, detectives learned he was an instructional assistant and substitute at Bush Hill Elementary School in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. Irfan is being held at the Adult Detention Center on no bond.
If you have additional information or believe you know of inappropriate communication with Irfan, detectives ask that you contact our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800. We also ask anyone with information on other incidents involving human trafficking to contact us as well. You can call us directly, or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 if their information leads to an arrest.
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