Man charged in sexual abuse case

Published 9:32 pm Monday, November 8, 2021

Suffolk Police have arrested a man following direct indictment on multiple charges of sexual abuse involving a known juvenile female.

Robert Barry Hairston Friday, age 39, of Chesterfield, was arrested on Nov. 6 on charges including abduction of person with intent to defile; aggravated sexual battery, victim under 13 years old (3 counts); sexual battery (4 counts); indecent liberties with child by custodian (2 counts); and cruelty and injuries to children (2 counts).

He is currently in custody at the Newport News City Jail, the press release stated. The investigation remains ongoing.