News & Announcements Home
The original item was published from 10/29/2018 12:44:39 PM to 1/11/2019 12:00:01 AM.

News & Announcements

Sheriff's Office

Posted on: January 10, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Ashburn Man Apprehended After Fleeing Country in 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

January 10, 2018


Contact: 

Kraig Troxell, Media Relations & Communications Manager, 703-771-5278

[email protected]


Alex Kowalski, Public Information Officer, 703-777-0625

[email protected]

                                                           

  

Loudoun County, VA- An Ashburn man who fled the country in 2017 after being charged for the sexual assault of a juvenile was apprehended Tuesday in Cambodia. 


In December 2016, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a sexual assault case involving Samuel D. Lovejoy, 31, of Ashburn. The investigation determined the suspect sexually assaulted a juvenile who was known to him. On January 6, 2017, he was arrested by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office on two counts of sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13.  


Lovejoy was released by a Loudoun County Magistrate on January 10, 2017 on a $25,000 secured bond. Following his release it was determined the suspect fled the country on February 15, 2017.


Lovejoy was subsequently indicted on charges of indecent liberties of a juvenile and felony failure to appear in court.  


Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) worked with the FBI, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Marshals, and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to attempt to locate the suspect. Lovejoy was located in Cambodia and arrested during the early morning hours of January 9 by the Cambodian General Department of Immigration. 


Lovejoy is now in custody pending extradition back to the United States.  


                                                               ###


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Sheriff's Office

Image of Missing Person Update Graphic

Aldie Teen Located Safe (update)

Posted on: January 9, 2023
Missing Person Update Graphic

Sterling Man Located Deceased (update)

Posted on: December 28, 2022
Press release website

LCSO Investigating Fatal Crash in Sterling

Posted on: December 12, 2022
Missing Person Update Graphic

Sterling Teenager Located Safe

Posted on: December 8, 2022
Press release website

LCSO Investigating Robbery in Sterling

Posted on: November 28, 2022
PRMEDIA

Manassas Man Dies in Workplace Accident

Posted on: November 26, 2022
Press release website

Daycare Employee Charged with Child Abuse

Posted on: November 18, 2022
DUI Enforcement

LCSO to Conduct DUI Sobriety Checkpoint

Posted on: November 18, 2022
Missing website

Aldie Teenager Located

Posted on: October 28, 2022
Press release website

LCSO Investigating Robbery in Leesburg

Posted on: October 13, 2022
Press release website

Stone Colburn Arrested in Pooler, GA

Posted on: October 7, 2022
DUI Enforcement

LCSO to Conduct DUI Sobriety Checkpoint

Posted on: August 18, 2022
Press release website

LCSO Expands Body Worn Camera Program

Posted on: October 27, 2020
NoShave3

Thank You Loudoun County!

Posted on: December 2, 2019