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Registered sex offender, woman face charges after parties

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Patricia Dickerson

By Alex Bridges -- abridges@nvdaily.com

WINCHESTER -- Authorities accuse a registered sex offender with committing new offenses involving teens attending parties that involved alcohol in January.

A grand jury has indicted Jesse Talmadge Oneal, 21, of the 600 block of Fawn Drive,
Winchester, charging him with committing multiple sex crimes on two separate weekends.

Oneal, a registered sex offender, is accused of committing sex offenses against two girls under the age of 15 at the home of a friend, identified as Patricia Marie Dickerson, according to James Galbreath, an investigator with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children task force.

The panel indicted Dickerson, age not available, of the 100 block of Lilac Lane, Winchester, on five counts of providing alcohol to a person under 21 and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, both of which occurred sometime between Jan. 20 and 22, as well as a charge of "maintaining a common nuisance" between Jan. 13 and Jan. 22. All of Dickerson's charges are misdemeanors.

Specifically, the indictments accuse Oneal, between Jan. 13 and Jan. 15, of using a communications system to solicit a minor under 15 years old to commit fellatio; indecent liberties with a child by exposing his genital parts; indecent liberties by proposing a child commit fellatio; and carnal knowledge by committing fellatio. Indictments also charge Oneal with taking indecent liberties by proposing a child commit sexual intercourse between Jan. 20-22; soliciting an individual to commit object sexual penetration on Jan. 22; and with attempting to commit sexual battery on Jan. 20. The panel also indicted Oneal on five counts of providing alcohol to a person under 21 and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor between Jan. 20-22.

Authorities say the incidents occurred at Dickerson's residence between Jan. 13 and 22. Oneal and Dickerson are friends, according to Galbreath. Investigators accuse Dickerson of hosting a party at her home "in which several of the individuals under the age of 21 were present in addition to [Oneal] who is a registered sex offender," according to a news release issued Monday. The alleged sex offenses involve two different girls under the age of 15, Galbreath said.

A Frederick County judge in circuit court sentenced Oneal in 2010 to 10 years with nine years suspended for a conviction of rape.

Investigators learned of the January incidents from information received by Oneal's probation officer, Eric Crout, according to Galbreath.

The investigator explained that the alleged victims and Oneal knew each other prior to the dates listed in the indictments, Galbreath said.

Dickerson appeared in Frederick County Circuit Court on Monday and retired Judge Herman A. Whisenant Jr. ordered her held without bond pending a hearing set for Friday. Authorities had taken Oneal into custody accusing him of violating his probation as a result of charges related to the alleged incidents, according to the release. Oneal remains held without bond at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center awaiting a court date of May 13.

Authorities continue to investigate whether Oneal has had any inappropriate contact with other children.

Anyone with information about Oneal is asked to contact the sheriff's office unit at 504-6529.

The Virginia Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Sex Offender Management team for the area and the Frederick County Department of Social Services assisted the sheriff's office in its investigation.

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