Police: Woodbridge man charged with rape after encounter with 12-year-old he met on Instagram

WASHINGTON — A Woodbridge, Virginia, man has been charged with rape, sodomy and several other sexual offenses after police say he had an inappropriate relationship with a 12-year-old girl he met on the social media app, Instagram.

The girl went missing from her home in King George, Virginia, on Monday, Prince William County police said. Officers tracked her to a home in the 14400 block of Belvedere Drive in Woodbridge, and when officers knocked at the front door, they said 20-year-old Tyquan Stoney tried to run out the backdoor.

Officers quickly detained him and located the girl inside, police said.

Detectives with the special victims unit determined Stoney met the girl on Instagram and that she had been at Stoney’s house for several hours. Police said Stoney picked up the girl at her house in King George County and drove to Woodbridge.

Stoney has been charged with two counts of rape, two counts of object sexual penetration, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of sodomy and two counts of indecent liberties with a minor. He is being held without bond.

WTOP’s Megan Cloherty contributed to this report.

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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