STAFFORD, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Florida resident has been charged with 48 counts of sex crimes against minors while he was living in Stafford County, Va. in the 1990's.
According to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, Thomas Francis Villacres, 53, of Rockledge, Florida was indicted by a Stafford County Grand Jury with 48 counts of aggravated sexual battery, 48 counts of indecent liberties with a minor while in a supervisory role and 15 counts of object penetration.
Authorities arrested Villacres Monday night in Florida. Authorities said Villacres is currently in jail in Florida under no bond and waiting to be extradited.
The Stafford County Sheriff's Office said Villacres was doing a background check when authorities got information on his past. He was then investigated, authorities said.
The incidents happened in the 1990's over an eight year time span, the sheriff's office said. Four girls between the ages of six and ten were involved in the assaults. Authorities have not released any additional information regarding the victims.
Villacres was elected to the Stafford School Board from the Garrisonville District. He served from January 1998 to December 2005, according to a the spokesperson for Stafford School Board.
Villacres has been suspended from his job as an analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency on Patrick Air Force Base in Brevard County Florida. Federal officials say they were conducting a routine review of his security clearance, when the allegations surfaced. The Stafford County Sheriff's Department says it was the victims, now in their 20's, who alerted the federal authorities of the alleged crimes.
Bill Kennedy, the Stafford Sheriff spokesman, knew Villacres and said he's "very disappointed and feels badly for the victims."
The Stafford County Sheriff's Office is requesting that if any other individuals have had the type of contact with Thomas Villacres as described in this release to contact Detective Pat Tudor at 540-658-4450.