Commonwealth v. Saroun Sou; Three Life Sentences for Sexual Abuse of Child

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Sauron Sou, 27 years old, was sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge Glenn R. Croshaw for three (3) counts of Forcible Sodomy. Judge Croshaw sentenced Scott to three (3) life terms. Judge Croshaw did not suspend any portion of this sentence and described the crimes as, “vile, despicable, and disgusting acts.”


Sou pled guilty on March 16, 2015. Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth’s evidence would have proven that between January and August 2014, Saroun Sou sexually assaulted a young child known to him on multiple occasions.  In order to accomplish this, Sou covered the child’s mouth so the child could not scream, bribed the child with video games, and threatened to beat the child.  The child disclosed the abuse to a trusted adult who told police.  Sou stated to police, “Can I just plead guilty now and go to jail? I am ready to just get this over with.  I did everything they say I did.”  Sou also told police that he was “sick in the head” and that abusing the child gave him an “adrenaline rush.”  The investigation revealed that the abuse spanned three years and began in another state.


Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney S. Mario Lorello prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Pridgen Allen if additional information is desired.