Stafford man charged with child sex crimes

Press release from Stafford County Sheriff's Office

STAFFORD, VA – The Stafford County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of Marco Antonio Martinez Mejia, age 34, of 71 Bells Hill Road, Stafford.

Martinez Mejia has been charged with 4 Counts of Carnal Knowledge of a 13 year old, 4 Counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and 1 Count of the Use of Electronic Means to Solicit a Minor.  Marco Martinez Mejia is currently incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

On Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Stafford authorities received information that a 13 year old female Stafford resident had had sex with 34 year old Marco Martinez Mejia on several occasions over the last few months.  Mejia was an acquaintance of a friend of the family of the 13 year old female.  The investigation indicated that the 13 year old and Mejia had sex at Mejia's residence on several occasions.  As the investigation unfolded a female Stafford deputy gained information that led her to an internet site that Mejia used.  The deputy then assumed the role of a 13 year old female, not the 13 year old that Mejia had had sex with, and contacted Mejia.  After numerous on line conversations Mejia set up a meeting with the deputy, believing that she was a 13 year old female; with Mejia stating he wanted to meet the 13 year old.  The meeting was to take place in the area of Red Oak Drive and Courthouse Road in Stafford County. On Wednesday, June 8 at approximately 11:15 AM  Marco Martinez Mejia arrived in the area of Red Oak and Courthouse Road were he was taken into custody without incident.

Marco Martinez Mejia is currently facing charges that are a result of his relationship with the 13 year old Stafford female.  This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.