A man who was charged with sexual assault last January and then fled to Cambodia in February is in custody in that country pending extradition back to Loudoun County.
Samuel D. Lovejoy, 31 and formerly of Ashburn, was arrested Jan. 6, 2017, and charged with two counts of sexual assault of a victim younger than 13.
He was released by a Loudoun County magistrate Jan. 10 on a $25,000 secured bond. Authorities believe he fled the country Feb. 15.
Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit worked with the FBI, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Marshals, and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to attempt to locate the suspect. Lovejoy was located in Cambodia and arrested during the early morning hours of Jan. 9 by the Cambodian General Department of Immigration.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a sexual assault case involving Lovejoy in December 2016. The investigation determined the suspect sexually assaulted a juvenile who was known to him.
While in Cambodia, Lovejoy was also indicted on charges of indecent liberties of a juvenile and felony failure to appear in court.
Lovejoy is now in custody pending extradition back to the United States.