Fairfax County police believe Thomas Michael Hayes of Manassas is the bicycle-riding man who exposed himself last week to five young girls in the Greenbriar and Brookfield areas of Chantilly area.
On Monday, April 8, around 3:15 p.m., in the area of Pennsboro and Ellendale drives in Brookfield, a man exposed himself to two Chantilly girls, 12 and 13.
An hour later, police believe this same man exposed himself to and sexually assaulted two Chantilly girls, 13 and 14, on a bike path behind Madonna Lane in Greenbriar. Police say the man grabbed the 14-year-old girl's buttocks and groped the 13-year-old between her legs.
The third incident, Tuesday, April 9, happened around 3:30 p.m., on Lees Corner Road near Fulmer Drive in the Brookfield area. A 13-year-old Chantilly girl was walking home when a man on a bike path exposed himself to her.
Police gave the man's description to the public and, the next afternoon, Wednesday, April 10, a Chantilly woman told police she'd seen a bike-riding man in Chantilly who looked like him. Officers Robyn Gillen and Brad Batten of the Fair Oaks District Station responded and did not find the man the woman described.
However, they did notice Hayes — who also matched the description — across from Chantilly High. Believing he's responsible for at least one of the April 8 incidents, police charged him with two counts of taking indecent liberties with children. Hayes, 26, lives at 8604 Sanderling Drive in Manassas and was held on $30,000 bond in the Adult Detention Center. He has a May 24 court date.
Police spokeswoman Sophia Grinnan said he was also allegedly positively identified as the man responsible for the April 9 incident. However, she said, the victim's family refuses to prosecute. Meanwhile, the investigation is continuing, and police say further charges against Hayes are pending.