A Virginia man, purported to be a former police captain, has been arrested after a 10-year-old girl told her parents he inappropriately touched her.

53-year-old Joseph Patrick Gamerl has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a child and aggravated sexual battery after an investigation following the accusation.

Major Crimes Division detectives also determined that he’d been using an electronic device to solicit minors.

Police are seeking anyone with information or that may have had similar encounters with Mr. Gamerl.

If this is the case, please contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting


text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)**


call 1-866-411-TIPS(8477)


call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.