Va. man charged with sexually abusing 13-year-old boy in Howard Co.

Police patrol car with flashing lights and siren on during the night raid against crime(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ChiccoDodiFC)
WASHINGTON — Police in Howard County, Maryland, have charged a 32-year-old man from Reston, Virginia, with sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy.

Joseph Coffinberger, 32, of Reston, Va.. Police are concerned he may have victimized other children in Maryland and Virginia. (Courtesy Howard County Police Department)

Joseph Coffinberger, of Royal Fern Court in Reston, Virginia, has been charged with rape and sexual solicitation of a minor. He is being held without bond.

Detectives were notified this week that the boy from Ellicott City told a parent that Coffinberger had been driving from Virginia to have sex with him at least once a week since January, Howard County police said in a news release Wednesday.

Police said the two met through a livestreaming video app.

According to police, the boy said Conffinberger would pick him up near his home and often take him to a motel.

When Coffinberger arrived to meet the boy in Ellicott City on May 22, he was arrested by police.

Police said they are concerned that Coffinberger may have victimized other children in Maryland or Virginia.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Howard County police at 410-313-2630 or at

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