FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2021
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department has arrested and charged 37-year-old David Lapides of the City of Charlottesville with the following:
- Possession of Child Pornography (2 counts, Virginia Code 18.2-374.1:1)
- Possession of Child Pornography with Intent to Distribute (Virginia Code 18.2-374.1:1)
Through the regional Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force, a cyber-tip was received leading to a Charlottesville Police Department investigation with the assistance of the Albemarle Police Department.
Lapides is being held at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Jail.
A charge does not constitute evidence of guilt. Every person is entitled to a presumption of innocence until their guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280.
Assistant Chief of Police
Charlottesville Police Department