Former Loudoun County Public Schools and mental-health employee Todd England who was accused of taking indecent liberties with children was apprehended after 18 months on the run.
The former Leesburg resident fled the area in November 2004, after he was charged with two felony counts of indecent liberties with a child, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Commonwealth Attorney James Plowman said England was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.
"Basically, you don’t have to post money, just promise to appear in court," Plowman said. "When he didn’t appear in court, [the Sheriff’s Office] issued his arrest."
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Secret Service located England in San Francisco, Calif. He was taken into custody Monday, June 5, and brought back to Loudoun County Thursday, June 22.
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kraig Troxell said England is now being charged with possession of child pornography, production of child pornography and five counts of indecent liberties with a child.
The former Loudoun County employee worked as a social worker at Sugarland and Rolling Ridge elementary schools, Seneca Ridge Middle School and Park View High School in Sterling, and Douglass School in Leesburg.
Loudoun County Public Schools spokesperson Wayde Byard said England worked for the schools for two months.
"He generally worked in groups dealing with anger management and substance abuse," Byard said. "None of the crimes he was charged with involved our students."
England passed both an FBI and State Police background check before signing on with Loudoun County Public Schools, Byard added. He was placed on administrative leave at the time of his arrest and was later terminated.
As of press time, the Loudoun County Health Department had not responded to phone calls.
England was being held at the Loudoun Adult Detention Center in Leesburg without bond.