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2 teens missing from Prince William County


PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two missing teens from Prince William County who are believed to be together are being sought, police said.

Royce Ratcliff, 16, of Dumfries, Va. was last seen Tuesday around 6:30 a.m. at his home, police said. Royce is believed to be with another missing teenager, Angelina Occhiuzzo, 16, of Woodbridge, Va.

Both of the teenagers left their home voluntarily and may be in Angela's car, police said. Royce may need help, which is why he is considered to be endangered.

Royce is described as a white male, 6'1'', 150 pounds, and has dark blonde, light brown hair and blue eyes.

Angelina is described as a white female, 5'1'', 96 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes, authorities said.

The vehicle is being described as a white 2011 Kia Forte, 4-door sedan with MD-temp tags: 223376T.

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FOUND: Max Lyreman, 14, Prince William County


OCCOQUAN, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County Police Department have found a 14-year-old boy who was last seen Monday afternoon in the town of Occoquan, police said.

Tuesday, police said Max Lyreman was located and is safe.


Police: Va. man sexually assaulted 12-year-old since 2012


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Virginia man sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl multiple times since 2012, Prince William County police said.

Santos Joel Iraheta Zometa, 45, of Woodbridge, has been charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of peeping.

Officers responded to a home in the 1300 block of Bayside Ave in Woodbridge on Saturday, Sept 27 to investigate the sexual assault.

"The investigation revealed that the victim, a 12 year old girl, was sexually assaulted by the accused, a known acquaintance, on more than one occasion since 2012," according to police.

Iraheta Zometa was arrested and is being held without bond.

Trial set for school owner, teacher accused of biting toddler


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A teacher accused of biting a 13-month-old boy and the school owner accused of failing to report it will appear in court again in December, according to Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court officials.

Goddard School teacher Theresa Brown and owner Nadia Choudry were arraigned on Thursday. Both women were arrested on Sept. 19, according to police. Brown was charged with assault & battery and Choudry was charged with failure to report child abuse or neglect.

They will appear in Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Dec. 19.

Prince William County police say that on Sept. 16, detectives responded to the the Goddard School located at 5490 Staples Mill Plaza to investigate an assault involving an employee and child that happened on Sept. 11.

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Student caught carrying pellet gun near Va. school


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Woodbridge high schooler was caught with a pellet gun near Lake Ridge Middle School on Monday, Prince William County police said.

At 2:41 in the afternoon, police responded to Lake Ridge Middle School located at 12350 Mohican Rd in Woodbridge to the report of someone with a gun near the school.


The person, a student atWoodbridge Senior High School, had walked out of a nearby wooded area during a fire drill carrying the pellet gun, police said.

School staff had already detained the student before police arrived.


"No injuries were reported and the pellet gun was never pointed towards the school, students or staff," police said.

Va. youth pastor accused of sexting girl


HAYMARKET, Va. (WUSA9) -- A youth pastor at a Virginia church sent sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, Prince William County police said.

On August 20, a youth pastor at Park Valley Church located at 4500 Waverly Farm Drive used cell phone app KIK to send sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, police said.

The pastor has been identified as Vincent Gunnar Bowes, 22, of North Carolina.

No physical contact was made between the two, according to police. When church staff found out about what happened, they told police.

Bowes is charged with attempted indecent liberties with a minor and use of a communication device to facilitate certain offenses involving a minor.


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