CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -- The Chesterfield man who local police accuse of bribing teenage girls to file false police reports previously plead guilty to federal charges in separate incidents where he posed as a federal agent in a bogus undercover human trafficking sting and forged the signature of a federal judge to get his cellphone turned back on.
Joshua C. Brady, who is 33 years old, was charged in a bribery scheme investigators said involved a fake British accent, a false sexual assault report, and contact with multiple underage girls on social media.
In August, Chesterfield investigators said an 18-year old girl, who was an acquaintance of Brady, filed a sexual assault allegation against a 17-year-old boy that detectives determined was false. The teenage boy was known to Brady, officials said.
“Detectives continued to investigate, and determined that Joshua C. Brady, who also goes by the alias Joshua Weston, had offered the 18-year a large sum of money to make the false report and another large sum of money to follow through with the investigation,” said Sgt. Michael Agnew of CCPD's Special Victims Section.
Based on evidence collected by detectives, Brady posed as wealthy British college student on social media and attempted to bribe multiple underage girls, police said.
“A lot of the communication was via social media and the internet; however, he did have a British accent, based on the investigation,” Sgt. Agnew said. “We don't see cases like this everyday.”