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Chesterfield man charged with child sex crimes; police seeking more victims

Posted at 11:13 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 18:04:33-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A 40-year-old Chesterfield County man is facing charges after police say he sexually assaulted a teenage boy that he met through social media.

Police began after investigating after receiving a report that a 14-year-old was sexually assaulted by an unknown man he met online on January 3, 2020.

Then detectives continued investigating a second incident in which an unknown man had arranged to meet another juvenile male for sex.

Police identified the suspect as Onkar S. Sandhu, who was arrested and charged with taking indecent liberties with a child and use of electronic device to facilitate sex in the second incident. He was released on bond on Sept. 1.

Sandhu is now back in jail after detectives obtained warrants for forcible sodomy and taking indecent liberties with a child in relation to the January 3rd incident.

He is currently being held without bond at Chesterfield County Jail without bond.

CBS 6 went to Sandhu's home and a woman who identified herself as his wife said she had no idea if he committed the alleged crimes.

The social media app used in the incident is not being disclosed by police.

"The app is widely used and can be manipulated by juveniles and adults," said Sgt. Michael Agnew. "This application, like very many out there, actually required the users to identify as 18 years of age or older. Unfortunately, it's very easy for people under the age of 18 to lie about their age and misrepresent how old they are."

Police are urging parents to monitor their child's internet activities and to look for any apps that could be dangerous.

Police are still investing and believe there may be more victims. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 804-748-1251.