STAFFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
STAFFORD MAN FACING INDECENT LIBERTIES CHARGES
Stafford, Va. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Phillip Wayne Lanier, age 46, of 165 Joshua Road, Stafford. Phillip Lanier has been charged with 2 Counts of Indecent Liberties with a Minor While in a Supervisory Role. Lanier is currently incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.
On October 1, 2013 Deputy Robert Firkin received information from a family that their 18 year old daughter had recently revealed to them that she had been sexually fondled by Phillip Lanier and that he had also asked her to photograph her underwear and send him the picture. The teen was part of a group that Phillip Lanier co-leads called Frick & Frack Music based in Stafford County. The faith based group does performances in the area and has done summer tours as well. The incidents started to occur in March of 2011 and did not end until the spring of 2013.
Detective Tim Covington initiated an investigation which has led to the discovery of an additional female teen who has also been sexually fondled by Lanier while a member of the Frick & Frack Music group. In this incident the teen was also asked to take a picture of her underwear and send it to Lanier.
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is asking that if any other individual has had similar contact with Phillip Lanier to call the Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400 or Detective Tim Covington at 540-658-4450.
This is an ongoing investigation.