Chesapeake man arrested in Virginia Beach for sexual assault of a minor

Posted at 10:03 AM, Feb 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-26 20:03:56-05

A 22-year-old Chesapeake man has been arrested by Virginia Beach Police for the sexual assault of a minor under the age of 13.

Police say Tyree Ernest Jefferson was arrested on Friday, February 7th after the victim told detectives that the assaults occurred between December and January after the two met online and then began seeing each other in person.

Jefferson has been charged with Forcible Sodomy, Rape, Taking Indecent Liberties with a Child, Object Sexual Penetration and Aggravated Sexual Battery.

He is being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.

Investigators are attempting to identify any other victims who may have had any involvement with the suspect.  Anyone with information in this regard is asked to call the Virginia Beach Detective Bureau at (757) 385-4101.