Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Gary Anthony Debrielle Charged with Child Solicitation

A Fairfax County man who worked as a high school wrestling coach was being held without bond Tuesday after he was arrested on charges of felony child solicitation in an online sex sting carried out by the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office.

Gary Anthony Debrielle, 26, of Chantilly was picked up at his home over the weekend by Fairfax County police on a Spotsylvania warrant that resulted from a series of online conversations last month, said 1st Sgt. Liz Scott, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. She said Spotsylvania sheriff's deputy Megan Warren, posing as a 14-year-old girl, had Internet chats with Debrielle between July 10 and 14 that "turned sexual in nature."

Police traced Debrielle, who used a screen name, to a residence in Chantilly and discovered that he was employed part time by Fairfax County Public Schools, Scott said. FCPS officials said he was an assistant wrestling coach at Woodson High School.

Debrielle was charged with online solicitation of a child and attempted indecent liberties with a child. He was being held under no bond at Rappahannock Regional Jail, Scott said.

Warren was assisted in the investigation by Detective Clay Blankenship, she said.