Police searching for victims of former Chesterfield Schools contractor accused of soliciting minor

Police searching for victims of former Chesterfield Schools contractor accused of soliciting minor

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Police are looking for more potential victims after a Chesterfield County Public Schools contractor was arrested on five counts of soliciting a minor.

According to police, the principal of Clover Hill High School reported a student had received inappropriate text messages from Antwon Chavis - a temporary contract worker at the school. Chavis is accused of sending inappropriate images to multiple boys.

“Based on our investigations we believe that there is a chance that Chavis has contacted other juvenile victims," said Chesterfield Police Special Victims Seargent Mike Agnew. “The next step is really just reaching out and making sure that we are not missing any other victims that are out there.”

The 37-year-old was arrested on Jan. 17 by police in Fairfax County.

Police are in contact with at least one victim.

“We’ve maintained contact with the victim and they are doing as well as can be expected,” said Sgt. Agnew. “Our Victim Witness will work very closely with the victim and their family.”

Families of students at Clover Hill High School say they are disturbed that Chesterfield County Public Schools have yet to notify students or parents since the announcement of the arrest was made.

“We live literally a half-mile from the school so I do find that concerning,” said parent Kevin Corker. “You get messages about how the bus is going to be 20 minutes late, but when you’ve got a predator on the loose you don’t hear anything about it? That’s a little concerning.”

“I didn’t hear anything from the school. They didn’t send out anything or tell any of the students,” said Sophomore Morgan Corker.

Police have also confirmed that a Chesterfield Public Schools employee and former teacher were charged in connection to the incident. Rachel Snyder and Sandra M. Thomas were both charged with one count of failing to report suspected abuse/neglect of a child.

“Right now it’s in the hands of the commonwealth’s Attorney for prosecution. We work very closely with them hand in hand to ensure that they have all the information that they need,” said Agnew.

Anyone who believes they may have been a victim should call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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