Bedford, VA – On November 10, investigators from Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, along with investigators from Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, served warrants on LESLIE GERBER, of Nathalie, VA, related to charges involving the sexual exploitation of a minor. Additionally, a search warrant for additional evidence related to the arrest warrants, was also executed.
An investigator with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, assigned to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, while in an undercover capacity, became involved in online communications with a subject later identified as Gerber. Through the course of their communication, numerous offenses involving violations of Code of Virginia 18.2-374.1 (Production of child pornography) and Code of Virginia 18.2-374.3 (Use of a communications device to commit certain offenses against children) were documented by the investigator.
The Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is administered by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office which has been the lead Task Force Agency since 1998. Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is a member agency of the Task Force, as well.