Joseph Patrick Gamerl of the Fairfax County PoliceAccused of Soliciting Minors for Sex
Former Police Captain Accused of Soliciting Minors for Sex
The former captain was arrested in June on charges he inappropriately touched a 10-year-old girl
By Jackie Bensen
A former police captain is behind bars for a second time this summer after police believe he solicited minors for sex online.
Fairfax County Police said 53-year-old Joseph Patrick Gamerl, of Fairfax, Virginia, had been arrested in June on charges he inappropriately touched a 10-year-old girl and exposed himself.
According to search warrants obtained by News4, Gamerl was then fired from his contractor job for the Department of Justice Office of Diversion Control.
In a routine screening of his work laptop, the Office of Professional Responsibility found a child pornography image, according to documents.
"Our detectives were able to obtain more evidence, especially electronic evidence that showed that there's more victims out there, possibly with ties to the Loudoun County or Prince William County areas," said Fairfax County Police Officer Monica Meeks.
Gamerl used to be a police captain in North Miami Beach before moving to Fairfax, Virginia.
Authorities said anyone who may have information about Gamerl's contact with any children should call police.