(Matt Demlein, WRVA)

Capitol Police Say Suspect Sent Unsolicited Pics

Arizona Man Alleged To Have Sent Staffers Pictures In December

March 12, 2019 - 12:37 pm

Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - State Capitol Police have obtained warrants for a man they say sent unwanted pictures of male genitalia to State Senate staffers.  Police allege Erik Johansson, 50, with a last known address of Tucson, Arizona, sent the pictures last December.

Capitol Police Spokesman Joe Macenka says the warrants were not obtained until today because they wanted to make sure pictures were not sent elsewhere.  Johansson faces a charge of producing obscene material, and using a computer to commit an obscenity offense.

Capitol Police are working with Arizona law enforcement to arrest Johansson.  It is not clear why he targeted Virginia staffers.  No lawmakers received the pictures.