Gymnast arrested on molestation charge
A Prince William County man who has been a member of the U.S. national gymnastics team has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old boy at a gymnastics center in Fairfax County, Fairfax police said Wednesday.
Police said they began an investigation in January into allegations by a woman whose son was allegedly having sex with an older man in 2007 and 2008, when the boy was 13 and the man was 22. The affair allegedly occurred at Capital Gymnastics Center in Burke, police said.
On Tuesday, Christopher A. Ford, 24, of Haymarket turned himself in to Fairfax police and was charged with carnal knowledge of a minor.
Police said Ford coached at Capital Gymnastics and competed in tumbling events at the international level for Team USA Gymnastics between 2001 and 2007, according to the team’s Web site.
— Tom Jackman
Washington Post Editors
March 17, 2010; 6:35 PM ET
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