Man charged with multiple felonies

Published 3:10 pm Thursday, October 17, 2019

A Virginia Beach man has been arrested on a total of 53 charges involving sexual abuse of a known juvenile female, according to a city press release.

Alexander Shawn Crichlow, 36, was arrested Wednesday following indictment on charges including forcible sodomy; indecent liberties by parent/grandparent/etc. (23 counts); aggravated sexual battery of victim under 13 (22 counts); and cruelty and injuries to children (7 counts).

Police began their investigation in April 2019 following a complaint and referral to Child Protective Services, the city press release stated. The alleged incidents occurred at a residence in the 900 block of Delaware Avenue.

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Crichlow is being held without bond at Western Tidewater Regional Jail. The investigation is ongoing.