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Northern Va. Social Worker Faces Sex Charges

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a northern Virginia social worker on sex charges involving one of his teenage patients.

Gary Hankins of Arlington was indicted Monday on six felony charges of taking indecent liberties with a child by a person in a custodial or supervisory relationship. If convicted, the 45-year-old Hankins could face between five and 30 years in prison.

A search warrant affidavit shows that the parents of one of Hankins' teenage patients contacted police in May after finding suggestive text messages on their son's phone that appeared to be from Hankins, a licensed social worker.

The teen told investigators that he had sex with Hankins in his Alexandria office and that Hankins showed him naked photos of himself.

It's unclear whether Hankins has an attorney.

 

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