Man charged for sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl

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FAIRFAX, VA -The Fairfax County Police Department arrested a man for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl, officials say.

Joseph Patrick Gamerl, 53, of Fairfax was arrested and on Friday and charged with taking indecent liberties with a child and aggravated sexual battery. The arrest came as a result of an investigation that began on May 9, when the victim told a family member that Gamerl had touched her inappropriately, police said.

Detectives would like to speak with anyone who has information that may assist with this investigation or may have had similar encounters with Gamerl.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131