The 18-year-old son of Virginia state Sen. R. Edward Houck (D-Spotsylvania) was arrested this week on charges he abducted and sodomized a 14-year-old girl.
Todd Houck was arrested Tuesday at his parents' home and is being held at the Rappahannock Regional Detention Center on $6,000 bond. His parents refused to bail him out, and he is to be arraigned Tuesday, said his attorney, Mark Gardner.
Capt. Patricia Sullins, of the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office, said deputies went to the home to serve Todd Houck with a warrant for an unrelated forgery charge. Police, who had information the girl was at Houck's house, had a detention order for her but were unable to locate her, Sullins said. She said she did not know why the order was issued.
After the officers left, Houck's mother realized the girl was in the house and called police, Gardner said. The girl later told a deputy that Houck sexually assaulted her.
Gardner said his client "admits he was with her but denies he held her against her will or did anything to her."
The forgery charge stemmed from a check he allegedly took from his parents to pay for car repairs, Gardner said.