‘Operation Safe Summer’ Nabs More Than 10 Suspected Internet Predators

A Reston man was among 11 people arrested during a recent partnership between the Fairfax County and Loudoun County police departments to catch suspected Internet predators.

Hatim Khalid Abdelrahman, a 22-year-old from Reston, was charged by FCPD earlier this month. He is being accused of arranging to meet a young girl with the apparent intent of having sex. According to a press release sent out Friday by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Abdelrahman’s charges are “for communication with a minor under the age of 15 for the purpose of sexual contact and attempted indecent liberties.”

Other men similarly charged in the recent sting include:

  • Arthur L. Berrier, 62, of Ashburn
  • Ian M. Florance, 34, of Falls Church
  • Jack D. Guard Jr., 54, of Ashburn
  • Jeremy M. Hawkins, 26, of Point of Rocks, Maryland
  • Rajender Mahavadi, 36, of Sterling
  • Bhanu C. Muddam, 28, of McLean
  • Anishkumar Patel, 44, of Fairfax
  • Nathaniel C. Sams, 33, of Sterling
  • Avinash S. Thakoorie, 24, of Chantilly
  • James A. Zientek, 46, of Centreville

According to LCSO, “as part of ongoing online investigations on suspects identified through proactive operations, the suspects arrested during the investigation resided [in], or planned on traveling to, Loudoun County. The suspects were seeking to engage in criminal sexual activity with a person whom they believed to be a juvenile.”

In addition with the Fairfax and Loudoun police departments, “Operation Safe Summer” involved the FBI Washington Field Office Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children’s Task Force (ICAC) and its affiliated member agencies.

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