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Sexual assault charges alleged

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Jeffrey Cummins, owner of the local Essex Inn, was arrested last week at Dulles International Airport as he was returning from a trip. According to Fairfax County police, Cummins, 56, has been charged with eight counts of indecent liberties by a custodian. He is currently out on bond.

According to published reports, the investigation into Cummins began in May 2018 when the first juvenile victim came forward, alleging that they had been inappropriately touched by Cummins over several years. Since then a second similar allegation has occurred.  Detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau’s Child Abuse Squad, which headed up the investigation, said the alleged abuse occurred during lessons as well as times when they were at Cummins’ home.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northern Neck News 5/1/19