Ashburn Man Faces Charges in Unlawful Filming Investigation

Leesburg, VA (November 17, 2021) – Pursuant to an investigation, 21-year-old Ali Panahi (AKA Ali Panahiroodsari) of Ashburn, VA has been charged with one felony count of unlawful creation of an image of a minor, two counts of unlawful creation of an image of another, and one count of attempted unlawful creation of an image of another. Panahi remains held on no bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred on August 20, 2021, at the Leesburg Marshalls (534 Fort Evans Road NE) in which the Leesburg Police Department received a report of a male subject photographing an adult female under a dressing room divider. Leesburg Police Officers responded and detained Panahi without further incident. A subsequent investigation identified multiple additional adult female victims and a teenaged juvenile female victim.
The incident remains under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department Criminal Investigation Section. Anyone who has relevant information is asked to contact Detective M. Kadric at 703-771-4500 or at mkadric@leesburgva.gov. If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.

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