Commonwealth v. Timothy Floyd McHellon; Sexual Abuse of Child in Storage Unit Draws 30-Year Sentence

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Timothy Floyd McHellon, 29 years old, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, pled guilty and was sentenced today on charges of Forcible Sodomy – Victim Under Age 13 (3 counts), Aggravated Sexual Battery, Attempted Rape, and Custodial Indecent Liberties.  Circuit Court Judge William R. O'Brien, in accordance with a plea agreement, sentenced McHellon to fifty (50) years in prison with twenty (20) years suspended, leaving thirty (30) years to serve.  The sentence was above the high-end of the Virginia State Sentencing Guidelines' recommendation.

Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth's evidence would have proven that between May 15, 2016, and June 16, 2016, Timothy Floyd McHellon sexually assaulted a child known to him on multiple occasions in a storage unit where he was living.  The child disclosed the abuse to another family member who contacted police.  While McHellon was in jail awaiting trial, he made several incriminating statements. 

McHellon has prior convictions for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Giving a False Name to Law Enforcement, Hit and Run, and Possession of Marijuana (2 counts).

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorneys C. Andrew Rice and Janeé D. Joslin prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Allen if additional information is desired.​