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

by RestonNow.com — June 30, 2017 at 11:15 am 11 Comments

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.

  • Mike M

    Hatim Khalid Abdelrahman, 22 of Reston
    Rajender Mahavadi, 36, of Sterling
    Bhanu C. Muddam, 28, of McLean
    Anishkumar Patel, 44, of Fairfax
    Avinash S. Thakoorie, 24, of Chantilly

    All that imported diversity has certainly enhanced our community.

  • K-Plum

    As a community, we need to be more sensitive to Mr. Abdelrahman’s culture before we go imposing our laws on his beliefs.

    • Sidewinder

      You’re kidding, right?

    • 40yearsinreston

      Exactly
      Sharia law applies to all, even infidels
      The prophet, god bless him, married 6 year old girls

  • RestonAssurance

    Gross! I wonder what their mothers have to say about that.

  • roxyrosedc

    Are any additional details available about how they were communicating with young people?? As a parent, it would be helpful to learn actual facts so we know what to look for.

    And as for those of you commenting on the ethnicity of certain names on this list, please keep your racist venom out of this community. And know that the vast majority of sex crime perps and domestic terrorists are white men.

    • 40yearsinreston

      Islam and hinduism arent races

      • roxyrosedc

        Bob Simon must be rolling over in his grave at the xenophobia creeping into Reston and evidenced through your ignorance and xenophobia. This was a community that advertised in Jet and Ebony and intended to become a multi-ethnic and multi-racial place. You should be ashamed of yourself.

        • Mike M

          Who cares, Mother Superior?
          How about you answer my question?

        • Male Xenophobia Explained

          The concept of masculinity is dependent at its very root on the
          concepts of sexual repression and private property. Ironically, it
          is sexual repression and economic scarcity that give masculinity its main significance as a symbol of economic status and sexual opportunity. The shrinkage of the concept of man into the narrowed and hierarchical conceptions of masculinity of the various
          work and consumption ethics also goes hand in hand with an
          increasing social division of labor, and an increasing shrinkage of the body’s erogenous potentials culminating in a narrow genital
          sexuality. As we move from the simpler food-gathering societies
          to the agricultural society to the urbanized work and warfare society, we notice that it is a narrower and narrower range of
          activities that yield masculine status.

        • 40yearsinreston

          Religion has nothing to do with xenophobia or ethnicity
          I suggest you consult a dictionary before you get indignant
          Bob Simon has had nothing to do with Reston since the 70’s

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