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Sex offender facing new charges in King George


A registered sex offender was arrested Thursday for exposing himself to females—including an 8-year-old girl—he’d been seen following in King George stores, police said.

Justin Leroy Peyton, 31, of King George is charged with indecent exposure and indecent liberties with a child, Sheriff Steve Dempsey said.

Dempsey said Peyton’s arrest followed a review of store security tapes from the Walmart in Dahlgren and the Dollar General Store in King George. A woman reported that she’d been shopping in the Walmart on Nov. 2 when a man exposed himself to her.

On Dec. 30, the same man exposed himself to an 8-year-old girl at the Dollar General, Dempsey said. Store surveillance tapes showed the man following both females around prior to exposing himself, Dempsey said, and a county deputy was able to identify Peyton on film.

Peyton had to register as a sex offender after being convicted of indecent liberties with a child in Fredericksburg in 2007. He was sentenced to eight years in prison with all but two and a half suspended.

Court records show he was convicted of probation violations twice in 2011 and was ordered to serve a total of a year and four months of his previously suspended sentence. He is being held without bond in the Rappahannock Regional  Jail.

Dempsey said anyone else who may have encountered similar incidents should call the Sheriff’s Office at 775-2049.

Keith Epps:  540/374-5404