Thursday, December 3, 2020
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Virginia Democratic Mayor arrested for exchanging drugs for group sex

Get Your Content. Daily.

Be the first to know about the biggest stories as they break. Sign up for breaking news email alerts from Your Content.

Virginia – Democratic Mayor R. Scott Silverthorn, 50, a third term mayor, was arrested Thursday after he met with undercover detectives at a Crown Plaza Hotel in Fairfax after he reached out to the detectives through a website for casual sex between men, according to police documents.

  • Silverthorne was arrested on drug charges after he sold methamphetamine to undercover detectives in exchange for group sex
  • Councilman Jeffrey C. Greenfield was appointed by the city as acting mayor, effective immediately
  • Silverthorne is a member of “Mayors for Hillary”
  • Silverthorne, who also worked as a substitute teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools provided police with a full confession and was released on his own recognizance while he awaits a preliminary hearing on October 31 on a felony charge of drug distribution and a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia

We had information on what the mayor was looking for, what types of activities he wanted to engage in. – Police Captain Jack Hardin

  • Detectives also located and arrested the suppliers, who oddly were still in the area. Juan Jose Fernandez, 34 & Caustin Lee McLaughlin, 21, were charged with felonies
  • McLaughlin resisted arrest and was taken down by a stun gun
  • Silverthorne was re-elected in May for a third term of the city of 24,000 people, about 20 miles west of the nation’s capital

 

- Advertisement -

Protect Independent Journalism

Your Content is a nonprofit newsroom registered in Pennsylvania [Entity No.: 6690403] that produces nonpartisan, evidence-based journalism to expose injustice, corruption and wrongdoing.

Spearheading the news revolution for Americans across the nation, Your Content has brought a voice to those the media failed to acknowledge.

This story you’ve just finished was funded by our readers and we hope it inspires you to make a gift to Your Content so that we can publish more reports like this one that holds people in power to account and produces real change.

Your donation will help us ensure that we can continue this critical work. We are busier than ever covering stories you won’t see anywhere else.

USA
14,481,930
confirmed cases
Updated on December 3, 2020 5:11 pm
united states
282,061
deaths
Updated on December 3, 2020 5:11 pm
united states
5,666,391
active
Updated on December 3, 2020 5:11 pm
united states
8,533,478
recovered
Updated on December 3, 2020 5:11 pm
World
65,418,658
confirmed cases
Updated on December 3, 2020 5:11 pm
world
1,509,455
deaths
Updated on December 3, 2020 5:11 pm
world
19,102,384
active
Updated on December 3, 2020 5:11 pm
world
44,806,819
recovered
Updated on December 3, 2020 5:11 pm

Related Articles