Loudoun Week

Loudoun Week

News in Brief

<sh>Alexandria Man Arrested in Stalking Case

<bt>Loudoun County Sheriff's Investigators arrested an Alexandria man in Potomac Falls on charges of stalking and indecent exposure. Andres Garcia Torres, 30, was charged in the case in which he is alleged to have exposed himself on two occasions to a woman near the Villages at Potomac Falls Apartments.

The victim reported that on June 13 Torres exposed himself to her while he was near her residence. The victim also said that she saw Torres on June 17 at the same location exposing himself to her in a similar manner.

Sheriff's investigators said that Torres works at a nearby construction site and appeared to have been targeting this particular woman. Torres is currently being held without bond in the Loudoun Adult Detention Center.

<sh>Superintendent Receives Pay Raise

<bt>The School Board voted to extend Superintendent Edgar Hatrick's contract for four years from 2002-06 at an evaluation session June 18.

Hatrick's salary for the 2002-03 fiscal year will increase to $175,000 from $159,500 in 2001-02. In addition, Hatrick will receive $15,000 for a tax-deferred annuity and $5,000 in life insurance.

Hatrick's pay raise takes effect July 1.

<sh>Sterling Man Charged in Rape Case

<bt>On Friday June 21, members of the Loudoun County Criminal Investigations Division arrested Michael Joseph Anderson, 20, from Sterling. Anderson was charged with rape and abduction with intent to defile. The arrest was made in connection with an alleged rape reported by an 18-year-old female on June 19. The 18-year-old victim told Sheriff's deputies that she was raped in the early morning hours of June 19 just off of Sterling Boulevard.

Anderson has been released on bond.