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Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.

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Man Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Battery of a Child

On March 13, 2012, Fredericksburg Police detectives arrested Stephen Richard Polakowski, 49, on two counts of aggravated sexual battery in the abuse of a 5-year-old female.  The investigation began a week ago when a concerned neighbor in the Commons at Cowan Boulevard came forward with allegations concerning criminal acts committed by Polakowski against an unknown child. 

Detectives subsequently located the victim and confirmed the accusations.  The offenses occurred in 2011.   Polakowksi is an acquaintance of the victim’s family and lives in the same apartment complex.

Stephen Polakowski

Following his arrest, Polakowski was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

If anyone has information concerning Stephen Polakowski and would like to share that information with investigators, they are asked to please call Detective Karen Stubbs at 540-654-5754 or Detective Carlos Reyes at 540-654-5919.