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Fairfax music teacher arrested for sex crimes against minor

69-year-old Roger McKay gave private lessons to young people at his home when the incident allegedly occurred between 2010 and 2013.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — West Springfield detectives have arrested a 69-year-old man for aggravated sexual battery against a juvenile. Roger McKay gave private lessons to kids at his home when the incident allegedly occurred between 2010 and 2013.

The investigation began in March 2021 after a victim disclosed unlawful sexual contact to a therapist, according to officials. 

Detectives were then notified and determined McKay, of Fairfax, gave young students private music lessons at his home in the 5400 block of Gainsborough Drive. During the lessons, McKay allegedly, unlawfully touched the juvenile. 

On Friday afternoon, detectives arrested McKay and charged him with two counts of aggravated sexual battery. He was held at the Adult Detention Center without bond. 

Detectives believe that McKay provided lessons to juveniles through contacts he made as a music teacher in the Fairfax County Public School system. Detectives did not identify any offenses that occurred on school grounds.

FCPS confirmed he retired in 2017. 

"Our concern is with his access to children through his role as a music teacher that there may be other victims out there that needs services," Lt. Stephen Wallace of Fairfax County Police said. 

Neighbor Glenn Gardner chose not to know about the accusations, but said McKay normally kept to himself and raised no red flags. 

"He's quiet and when we see each other we pass waves," Gardner said. "It would be shocking and I'd be really surprised because that doesn't happen here."

Anyone with information about this case or believe McKay had inappropriate contact with them or their child is asked to call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE.  

Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. Those who wish for a detective to contact them, please leave contact information.    

Victim specialists from the Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim receives appropriate resources and assistance.

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