The Washington Post

Man molested children at Annandale daycare, police say


Elwood Lewis Thomas. (Fairfax police/Courtesy photo)

Elwood Louis “Louie” Thomas, 28, was arrested in June after a 14-year-old girl said Thomas inappropriately touched her on numerous occasions while she attended Happy Land Daycare at age 11 or 12, police said.

Thomas, who lived on the premises on Holyoke Drive, was not an employee of Happy Land, but had regular access to the children, police said. The daycare, which operated for many years, has since closed.

Thomas has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery in the girl’s case, but police said more charges could be forthcoming in other cases.

Thomas has been released on bond.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Detective R.K. Castilon at 703-246-3793.

Comments
Show Comments
0 Comments
Washington Post Subscriptions

Get 2 months of digital access to The Washington Post for just 99¢.

A limited time offer for Apple Pay users.

Buy with
Cancel anytime

$9.99/month after the two month trial period. Sales tax may apply.
By subscribing you agree to our Terms of Service, Digital Products Terms of Sale & Privacy Policy.

Get 2 months of digital access to The Washington Post for just 99¢.

Most Read
Read stories based on reporting for “Trump Revealed,” a broad, comprehensive biography of the life of the president-elect.

local

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Close video player
Now Playing