Police warn parents in Orleans following arrest

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — A 68-year-old man from Orleans was arrested after police say they received several complaints over the last month about his conduct around juvenile females in the area.

Raymond Benson was picked up on Sunday for violation of an order against stalking, and felony aggravated stalking/person under 16.

Police say for the past month they have received several complaints regarding Benson’s conduct around juvenile females in Orleans, particularly the area of School Street.

During this time a protection order against stalking was issued on behalf of one such juvenile female.

On Sunday troopers again received a complaint that Benson had approached a number of juvenile females, one being the protected person.

Police say an investigation led to the development of probable cause and the arrest of Benson for suspicion of aggravated stalking and the order violation.

Benson was processed in Derby, and upon order of a judge, released on personal recognizance with conditions of release.

Police are reminding parents and guardians to educate their children on how to respond if approached or solicited by a stranger, and are encouraged to supervise their children in the area of Orleans Village.

Anyone with information regarding this case or who may have observed a white camper van with green markings in the Orleans Village area around 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, is encouraged to call police at 802-334-8881.

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