Possible Additional Victims Sought After Former Basketball Coach in Arlington Charged

Booking photograph of George Porcha

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is investigating a former high school basketball coach charged with sexually-based offenses and is seeking possible additional victims. George Porcha, 53, of Winterville, NC is charged with Virginia Code § 18.2-63 Carnal Knowledge of a Minor and Virginia Code § 18.2-370 Taking Indecent Liberties with Children.

In October 2022, police initiated a comprehensive investigation after receiving information about possible offenses involving minors by Mr. Porcha that occurred between 2000 – 2003 when he was a girls basketball coach at Washington-Liberty High School (which was named Washington-Lee High School at the time). As a result of the investigation, warrants were issued in January 2024 for offenses involving two female victims who were juveniles and students at Washington-Liberty High School at the time of the incidents. Additional information regarding the investigation is restricted from release in accordance with Virginia Code § 19.2-11.2.

This remains an active criminal investigation. Anyone who has additional information related to this investigation or has had past inappropriate encounters with this suspect is asked to contact Detective P. Pena at 703-228-4183 or ppena@arlingtonva.us.

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