Man arrested on child pornography charges in Woodbridge

Raphael Alexander Camero, 35

A Woodbridge man is accused of possessing and sharing child pornography, according to Prince William police.

Raphael Alexander Camero, 35, of 11557 Hill Meade Lane, is charged with 10 counts of distributing child pornography and one count ofpossession of child pornography, police spokesperson Sgt. Jonathan Perok said.

Camero was arrested Sept. 26 by the Northern Virginia/DC Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force following a two-month investigation.

Investigators determined Camero had allegedly downloaded multiple files of child pornography while using a computer at his home, Perok said. Investigators also said they found a video file of suspected child pornography during a search of Camero’s home.

Camero is being held without bond and his court date is Nov. 5.


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FBI offers $50,000 reward for arrest in stabbing death of Manassas trooper

The FBI is now offering a $50,000 reward for information in the death of a Virginia State Police trooper stabbed 45 times at his Manassas home more than three decades ago.

The FBI Washington Field Office, along with state police, Manassas police and the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney are seeking the public’s help to identify those responsible for the death of Johnny Rush Bowman.

The case remains open and is the only unsolved killing of a state trooper in Virginia history, according to an FBI news release.

According to accounts family members provided police, Bowman answered the door at his home near Patterson Place in Manassas around 4:15 a.m. Aug. 19, 1984. He struggled with the unknown attacker before he was stabbed to death.

His young daughter, wife, brother and sister-in-law were in the home at the time of the stabbing, and the killer or killers reportedly left behind sunglasses, a wig and a construction hard hat, the FBI noted in its release.

“For 34 years, Trooper Johnny Bowman’s daughter, parents, brother, friends and colleagues have had to endure his loss and not knowing who was responsible for taking his life,” said Capt.  Greg Kincaid of the VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigations in Fairfax. “That’s why still today, the Virginia State Police and our partnering agencies remain determined to solve this homicide and bring Johnny’s killer to justice.”



No one has forgotten Bowman — not his family, his friends and certainly not law enforcement, said Matthew J. DeSarno, special agent in charge of the FBI Washington Field Office’s Criminal Division.

“The public is our best weapon in solving this cold case and we are hoping that with the passage of time, and through a significant reward of $50,000, someone with information no matter how small or large will come forward and help us bring closure to the family and justice to Trooper Bowman,” DeSarno said.

Bowman’s daughter, Nikki Bowman, was 2 years old at the time of her father’s death. Now a member of the Manassas City Police Department, she said in a statement that she is “thankful to everybody that’s still pursuing the case and taking time to continue investigating.”

“Thirty-four years is a long time,” Nikki Bowman said. “And each year that passes, it gets a little more difficult.”

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Man arrested after shots fired in Manassas, car wreck in Haymarket

Warren Leon Corum, 38

A man suspected of firing a gun in the City of Manassas eventually wrecked his vehicle in Haymarket and was taken into custody after fleeing on foot Wednesday, according to Prince William police.

Officers were back at the scene Thursday morning to search for evidence in the case, police spokesperson Sgt. Jonathan Perok said.

Warren Leon Corum, 38, of the 2100 block of Mountain Road in Haymarket, faces several charges in both jurisdictions and is being held without bond.

Corum reportedly opened fire during an argument with a woman on the 9200 block of Niki Place around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Senior Officer Charles Sharp, a Manassas police spokesperson. The 46-year-old victim was not injured during the shooting.

Corum and his vehicle were located by Prince William police at Merchants View Square around 5:19 p.m., Perok said.

Corum allegedly fled in his vehicle onto James Madison Highway, striking two vehicles and a mailbox. His car was eventually disabled and he fled on foot, but a police dog found him.

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Charges in Manassas include discharge of a firearm into an occupied dwelling, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Charges in Prince William County include two counts of felony hit and run, one count of misdemeanor hit and run, one count of felony eluding, one count of driving under the influence – third offense in 10 years, one count of refusal, one count of possession of a scheduled I or II narcotic, one count of possession of marijuana, one count of obstruction of justice and additional traffic charges.

Corum is expected in court Nov. 15, Perok said.



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Two teens in custody after Manassas shooting


Manassas police say two teenagers are in custody after shots were fired Friday evening in the Georgetown South neighborhood.

Officers were called to 9800 block of Maury Lane for a reported shooting around 5:30 p.m. and found a car and a house with damage, but no shooting victims, Manassas police Chief Douglas Keen said.

Officers soon learned the shooting involved a 15-year-old and 16-year-old who had been involved in an earlier altercation, said city police spokeswoman Adrienne Helms.

Both were arrested later Friday night in the area of 7th Regiment and Hastings drives.

During the investigation, a juvenile arrived at a nearby emergency room with a wound to the head. Police found that the teen was wanted on “several charges” in Prince William and Manassas. He was detained, Keen said. It’s unclear if that teen was involved in the Maury Lane incident.

Keen said there are no outstanding suspects at the time and there is no “continued threat to the community.”


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