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Officer Commits Suicide After His Secret Comes To Light

A Virginia crimes against children detective committed suicide Tuesday when police attempted to arrest him on child sex charges. David Edward Abbott, an investigator with Manassas City Police Department, would surrender when authorities arrived at his home in Gainesville, and shot himself, according to a report from the Prince William County police. He was pronounced dead at his residence, according to media reports.

Abbott was a member of the Northern Virginia-Washington D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and once attempted to get a warrant to take pictures of a teen sexting suspect’s genitals for comparison purposes.

Of note, Abbott was being arrested for suspicion of indecent liberties by a custodian and use of a communications device to solicit sexual offenses when he shot himself.

Abbott Suspected In Two Child Sex Cases

According to local authorities, investigators with the county police department began an investigation Monday into Abbott’s relationship with a 13-year-old boy involved in a youth hockey league where Abbott was a coach.

Based on the investigation, Abbott began soliciting sex from the youth in the summer of 2013 using phone, text, social media and email. Moreover, there is also evidence that Abott had inappropriate communications starting in 2008 with another 13-year-old boy in the same hockey league.

Source: NY Daily News

Photo: Manassas Police Dept

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