Former police officer charged with 33 child sex crimes; alleged victims were Va. girls

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Va. - Two teenage girls were victimized by a Virginia man who filmed or took pictures of them in sexual situations, according to Virginia State Police.

Francis D. Marrin Jr., 42, of Cumberland, Virginia, was arrested Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on 33 felony counts.

"In April 2014, Virginia State Police Special Agent K.R. George initiated an investigation into allegations of child pornography and sexual assault involving Marrin and a 16-year-old female," Virginia State Police wrote in a statement. "During the course of the investigation, a second female teenage victim was discovered and identified."

Marrin was indicted on charges of:

    • Production and possession of child pornography
    • Unlawful filming of another (minor)
    • Aggravated sexual battery

Marrin, who lived in Cumberland, was never employed by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, according to Cumberland Sheriff Darrell Hodges.

"[He] was a former police officer employed by another jurisdiction outside of Cumberland County," Hodges said.

State Police called its investigation into Marrin "ongoing." He is being held without bond at Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville.


  • Robbie

    Former police officer! There are many of them out there. I personally want to wish Mr. Marrin the best of luck with his new cell MATE! May he get what’s coming to him many times for the foreseeable future.

  • Vastly Amused

    How did he do this? Did he threatened them? Fool them? Was he a family friend? Did he use his position as a police officer to do this? Was this one of those online things that enabled him to meet them in person?

  • Angela

    This guy looks exactly like a classmate of Amelia County High School 1989. If I am correct his name is Donald Marion. Thank you Lord for helping the police dept. in getting this criminal off the streets.

  • Confused

    Prisoners read the news too. They waiting on you , cant wait till you get welcomed. Squeal like a pig…..boy

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