In February, Virginia State Police arrested a child pornography suspect who may have posed as a private cheerleading coach to lure young girls. The suspect, 38-year-old Jason Fragale, was arrested at Orlando International Airport while trying to leave the country. Fragale faces 10 felony child pornography charges following an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Virginia State Police and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The criminal complaint alleges that Fragale posted images believed to be child pornography to the messaging app Kik, where he also called himself a pedophile and made disturbing comments about child sexual abuse. Fragale allegedly operated the Crimson All-Star Cheerleading Club from an office in downtown Reston and used the alias “Jason Mariani.”

Investigators are now looking into whether the cheerleading business was a legitimate operation or just a front to attract young girls. According to Virginia State Police Special Agent Mike Bullock, Fragale distributed business cards with the alias “Jason Mariani” and the name “USA Cheer,” even though records show the business has gone out of business and no longer has an office in downtown Reston.

Although Fragale has not been charged in connection with his cheerleading business, authorities are urging anyone who may have interacted with him as a cheerleading coach under the alias ‘Jason Mariani’ to contact police. Fragale had residences in Florida and Leesburg and was extradited to Loudoun County, where he is scheduled to appear in court in July.

In light of these recent events, Bullock advises parents to talk to their children and report any interactions with Fragale, either under his real name or his alias, to authorities. This case serves as a chilling reminder of the importance of protecting children from online predators.

By Samantha Johnson

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