A Northern Virginia dance instructor has been charged with having inappropriate sexual relationships with teen girls, Fairfax County police said.
Chase Clark Peklo, 19, of Sterling was arrested Thursday and charged with carnal knowledge of a child between 13 and 15 years old and five counts of possession, reproduction, distribution, solicitation and facilitation of child pornography, Fairfax County police said in a news release.
On Feb. 6, an employee at Adrenaline Dance Studio, on the 8400 block of Tyco Road in McLean, contacted police to report “an alleged sexual offense that had occurred between a student and one of their instructors,” police said.
The preliminary police investigation revealed that Peklo “was inappropriately communicating” with a 13-year-old girl and two 14-year-old girls between December 2015 and November 2016, police said. Peklo is also accused of having a sexual relationship with one of the girls when she was 14, police said in the news release.
Peklo was a dance instructor at Adrenaline Dance Studio and at Stage Door, on the 7200 block of New Market Court in Manassas, police said.
The Loudoun County Sheriff's office also investigated and determined that Peklo had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl in the Lena Run area of Aldie in Loudoun County in the summer of 2016, the department said in a news release. Loudoun County authorities charged him with carnal knowledge of a minor for that incident.
He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond, the sheriff's office said.
“Detectives believe that there might be other victims and would like to hear from anyone who may be concerned that their child might have had inappropriate contact with Peklo,” Fairfax County police said in the news release.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective McCoy at 703-246-7898 or to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.