McLean Police District — On Tuesday, March 16, Tommy Shelton,
64, of 9090 State Route 91N, Marion, Kentucky, turned himself
into Fairfax County Police detectives. Shelton was charged with
two counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of indecent
liberties with a minor, and sodomy.
From 1995 to 2000, Shelton was the pastor for the Community
Church of God at 2500 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. In March 2008,
a 27-year-old man contacted police to report that he had been
molested by Shelton when he was 12 to 14 years old. In November
of 2008, a 22-year-old man contacted police to report that he
had been molested by Shelton when he was 8 to 9 years old.
Following an extensive investigation, detectives secured warrants
for Shelton in February 2010.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers
by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at
or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax
County Police at 703-691-2131.
To request this information in an alternate format, call the
Public Information Office at 703.246.2253. TTY 703-204-2264
Video of March 18 WUSA Channel 9 News Report
WUSA is a CBS affiliate out of Washington, D.C. They ran a story about
Tommy Shelton's arrest on March 18, 2010. If you can play embedded flash videos
on web pages, you can listen to one of the alleged victims tell why he
went to the authorities. The WUSA 9 story can also be seen and read at
Virginia Pastor, Tommy Shelton, Accused of Abusing Children."