Grand Jury Returns 95 Indictments: Many Indicted for Crimes against Children

Monday, March 18, 2013

Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced that a grand jury meeting in Virginia Beach Circuit Court today returned indictments against 83 individuals charging 186 separate offenses. Of those indicted today, approximately 30% were charged with felony drug offenses. 

 

This session of the grand jury reviewed a number of cases involving crimes against children.  Those individuals include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Defendant Name Charges
Dustin Thomas Burke 24 counts of Possession of Child Pornography
Jessica Lynn Camp Endangerment, Cruelty or Injuries to Children
Ronald Dion Kirkendoff Aggravated Sexual Battery – Victim Under Age 13
William Benjamine O’Neal Jr 6 counts of Possession of Child Pornography
Samuel Shane Rawlins Child Cruelty/Neglect/Abuse/Reckless
 

 

“My office will continue to aggressively prosecute those that threaten the safety of our children,” Bryant said.  “Many of these children are abused or mistreated by their own parents or ‘caretakers’, the very ones who should be protecting them.”

 

The grand jury also indicted three (3) individuals for felony Driving Under the Influence.  Those individuals are:

 

 

Defendant Name Last Known Address Charges
Horacio Garcia Mendoza

2000 block Brokland Drive

Chesapeake, VA 23324

DUI – 3rd Conviction within 10 Years

Melvin Kaine Rosen

3500 block Woodburne Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

DUI – 3rd Conviction within 5 Years

Matthew Robert Shoemaker

800 block Monroe Court

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

DUI – 3rd Conviction within 10 Years

  

 

Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.

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