Already charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties with children, Thomas Michael Hayes has now been charged with a third count in connection with exposures to young girls in Chantilly. If convicted of all these charges, he could be sentenced to as much as 15 years in prison.
But there's more. Police have also charged him with aggravated sexual battery — punishable by as much as 20 years behind bars. Hayes, 26, of 8604 Sanderling Drive in Manassas, is suspected of exposing himself to at least three Chantilly girls in the Greenbriar and Brookfield communities and assaulting two of them.
According to Fairfax County police, In three separate incidents, a bicycle-riding flasher exposed himself to five girls total in a two-day period. Police believe Hayes is that flasher, and they've charged him accordingly.
* The first incident happened April 8, around 3:15 p.m., in the area of Pennsboro and Ellendale drives in Brookfield. Two girls, 12 and 13, were walking down a path when they saw a man masturbating while bicycling past them.
* Then around 4:15 p.m., police believe the same man exposed himself to and sexually assaulted two girls, 13 and 14, behind the 14100 block of Madonna Lane in Greenbriar. In two places along a bike path, they twice encountered a man sitting on a bicycle. He spoke to them, but they continued walking away.
Police say the man then rode his bicycle behind the 14-year-old and grabbed her buttocks. Then, say police, he rode his bicycle in front of the 13-year-old, stopped and exposed himself to her. He then grabbed that girl between her legs and rode away.
* The third incident occurred April 9, around 3:30 p.m., on Lees Corner Road near Fulmer Drive in the Brookfield area. A 13-year-old girl was walking home when she saw a man on a bike path.
He spoke to her and, when she looked at him, she saw that his pants zipper was down and he was holding his penis. The girl ran away and told her father.
After sharing the suspect's description with the public, police responded to Chantilly on April 10 after a woman reported seeing a similar-looking man there. Finding Hayes — who also matched the description — across from Chantilly High, police arrested him and charged him in connection with one of the April 8 offenses.
In addition, police say the April 9 victim positively identified Hayes as the man who allegedly exposed himself to her. Last Wednesday, April 17, police charged him with this crime, too, plus one count of aggravated sexual assault stemming from one of the April 8 incidents.
Hayes was held without bond in the Adult Detention Center, pending a bond hearing on his two new charges, Wednesday morning, April 24. He's then scheduled to appear in court, May 24, on all the charges.