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Gang member gets four years for probation violation (Loudoun County, VA) : A Loudoun County Circuit Court judge sentenced imposed a suspended sentence on an 18th Street gang member after finding the man had violated the terms of his probation.
Source: AshburnPatch    Date: September 26, 2012

Anti-gang initiative brings training to western Virginia (Roanoke, VA): No corner of Virginia is immune to gang violence, and the age at which young people are recruited as gang members is dropping. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli delivered that troubling message at a training session Tuesday morning in Roanoke.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: September 18, 2012

How they did it: Crips lured high school girls into prostitution (Fairfax, VA): The story of how a violent street gang lured vulnerable Fairfax-area girls into prostitution is a chilling one for any parent, and is another reason why parents need to keep a close eye on their kids' involvement with social networking websites.
Source: FairfaxNews    Date: September 17, 2012

Possible gang violence highlights growing problem for neighborhood (Charlottesville, VA): Albemarle County police found one man unconscious in the Southwood Mobile Home Park last week, following what police are calling a "possible gang-related assault". Two arrests have been made as police continue investigating, but it's not doing much to ease neighbors growing fears of violence.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex    Date: September 10, 2012

Wentwood Lane shooting related to gang activity (Prince William County, VA): The two men accused in the Wentwood Lane shooting that left one victim with a shattered spine and the other victim with a shattered leg bone have now been charged with gang participation, said Jonathan Perok, a spokesman for Prince William County police.
Source: LakeRidge-OccoquanPatch    Date: September 1, 2012

Suspected Wentwood shooters charged with gang participation (Woodbridge, VA): Police have placed additional charges of gang participation against two men charged in connection with a double shooting in Woodbridge this week.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: September 1, 2012

Testimony spotlights violence of MS-13 gang in Richmond (Richmond, VA): Courtroom testimony on Monday shed new light on a Richmond-area group of MS-13 gang members that's described by authorities as so violent that new members must kill to get into the club.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: August 28, 2012

SUR-13 gang member sentenced for sex trafficking Virginia teen (Manassas, VA): Ramiro Espinoza Jamaica, also known as "Criminal," 21, of Manassas, was sentenced yesterday to 168 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for the sex trafficking of a juvenile female in Northern Virginia.
Source: FairfaxNews    Date: August 10, 2012

Hopewell gang member sentenced for Tasing two employees during robbery (Hopewell, VA): A teenage member of the Latin Kings street gang will spend more time in prison than he has been alive after being sentenced to 21 years for gratuitously shocking two store employees with a stun gun during a robbery that netted $500.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: August 3, 2012

Chesterfield teen pleads guilty to gang-related murder (Richmond, VA): The MS-13 gang leader was outraged when he heard that members of his crew had been hanging out with Osbin Noel Hernandez-Gonzales, a reputed member of a rival street gang, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: July 31, 2012

Gang letters confiscated from Newport News brothers charged with murder (Newport News, VA): Two brothers were actively trying to recruit for a street gang while in jail awaiting charges for homicide, according to court records.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 30, 2012

MS-13 gang member pleads to illegally re-entering U.S. (Fairfax County, VA): Salvador Portillo, 30, a citizen and national of El Salvador and member of the MS-13 street gang who was previously convicted of sexually assaulting a child in Fairfax County, pled guilty today to illegally re-entering the United States after he was previously deported.
Source: FairfaxNews    Date: July 26, 2012

Fugitive Bloods member from Columbia arrested in Virginia (Newport News, VA): One of four fugitives sought in connection with federal indictments of alleged Blood Street Gang members and associates has been arrested in Virginia, law enforcement officials said Friday.
Source: The State    Date: July 13, 2012

Woodbridge gang member gets 10 years in prison for role in teen prostitution ring (Alexandria, VA): A member of a violent street gang was sentenced Friday to 10 years in federal prison for helping run a prostitution ring that trafficked in local girls recruited over the Internet and at Metro stations and high schools, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 6, 2012

Gang-related graffiti turns up near Four Mile Road (Alexandria, VA): An unknown graffiti artist covered a trash compactor and fence near the intersection of Florence Drive and Four Mile Road with a gang-related message late last month.
Source: Alexandria Times    Date: July 5, 2012

Korean street gang leaders indicted in extortion (Fairfax County, VA): The leaders of a suspected Korean street gang in Fairfax County are accused of beating up and threatening to extort business owners in Northern Virginia.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: June 28, 2012

Underground Gangster Crips gang leader from Lorton pleads guilty to sex trafficking minors (Lorton, VA): A 26-year-old Lorton man pleaded guilty today to recruiting eight juvenile girls and operating a prostitution ring for the Underground Gangster Crips street gang.
Source: LortonPatch    Date: June 27, 2012

Leader in Va. teen prostitution ring admits guilt (Alexandria, VA): An alleged street gang member admitted his role Tuesday in a prostitution ring that recruited high school girls for paid sex acts and threatened those who refused to participate.
Source: WTOP News    Date: June 26, 2012

Key figure in prostitution ring to enter plea (Alexandria, VA): An alleged street gang member accused of running a prostitution ring that recruited high school girls is set to enter a plea.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 25, 2012

City, county join forces to fight gangs (Charlottesville, VA): More than a dozen community leaders have joined together to combat gang activity in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: June 23, 2012

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