A former employee of the firm under contract with Loudoun County to run the Loudoun County Youth Shelter has been arrested on charges stemming from an assault at the shelter in March.
According to a release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Melissa Rosario, 41, of Maryland, was an employee of Grafton Integrated Health Network, which operates the shelter under contract with the county.
Rosario was arrested Wednesday (April 11) in West Virginia. She has been charged with strangulation, assault and battery and preventing the victim from contacting law enforcement.
LCSO detectives worked with Loudoun Child Protective Services to investigate the incident that occurred on March 29. The suspect is accused of assaulting the victim, a teen-ager, at the facility and prevented the teenager from reporting the incident to law enforcement when the teenager attempted to call 911. Staff intervened and Rosario was immediately removed from the facility and dismissed the next day. Grafton notified Loudoun CPS and is fully cooperating with the LCSO investigation.
The teenager was not seriously injured.
Rosario was taken into custody by the Jefferson County (West Virginia) Sheriff’s Office and is being held at the Eastern Regional Jail pending extradition to Virginia.