On Thursday April 28, 2022, Front Royal Police Detectives opened an investigation into the solicitation of minors in the Warren County/Front Royal area. Detectives launched proactive action
approach to apprehending individuals soliciting underage victims for sexual purposes. An undercover operation ensued and a grown man began to solicit one of our detectives, whom he believed to be a female under the age of 15, for photographs and sexually explicit material. The adult male suspect sent sexually explicit material to the detective, posing as a minor in an undercover capacity. The initial conversation was unsolicited and began with the offender in this case.
During this investigation, police identified the suspect as Sean Kreinsen, 28, a resident of Smithfield, Va. On September 16, 2022, Kreinsen was arrested and transported to Western Tidewater Regional Jail. Kreinsen appeared before the magistrate and was ordered to be held without bail. The court date for the listed offenses has been set for October 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
The Front Royal Police Department is an active member of the Northern Virginia/DC Metro (NOVA/DC) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which is coordinated by the Virginia State Police. We urge anyone with information regarding the solicitation or exploitation of a minor to contact the Front Royal Police Department. Anyone with further information regarding this case, please contact Detective MR Ramey at (540) 636-2208 or by email at [email protected]
The Front Royal Police Department would like to thank the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in apprehending this individual.