I’ve received a few questions about what is going on with Mr. Laurence Einuis and the ongoing case against him. Rumors have swirled for a few weeks that an attorney review was scheduled for July 2nd, but no one seems to be able to find information on that court date.
According the Criminal Case Details provided by the General District Court of Fairfax County Virginia Laurence Einuis was charged under code section 18.2-374.3 which accuses him of using communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children (for a full explanation of the charge click here). This charge is a class 5 felony charge which means if found guilty Einuis would face a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than 10 years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.
The offense date was filed as June 2, 2014 and the arrest date was June 5, 2014 by Detective Nick Boffi. According to Detective Boffi’s LinkedIn profile he has been with the Fairfax County Police Department just shy of 22 years having joined the force in October of 1992. With close ties to the high school world of Northern Virginia, having graduated from Chantilly High School in 1990, it comes as no surprise to me that he works to protect children in the wonderful county of Fairfax.
On June 6, 2014 Einuis was arraigned in courtroom 2k at the Fairfax County Court. On July 2nd he was scheduled for an attorney review which is listed as having been continued. His next court date was scheduled for 2:00 pm EST for the preliminary hearing, but it has been continued already. The continuance is listed as agreed upon by both the defendant and prosecution.
The next preliminary hearing is now scheduled for August 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST. Einuis will be represented by Defense Attorney Gary Moliken. Not much information is available on Mr. Moliken at this point, but I will do some investigation.
For those of you just learning about this case Laurence Einuis was the director and teacher for West Springfield High School’s band program. He was arrested in early June after a parent found inappropriate messages sent from Einuis to an underage student. A second victim has stepped forward, but information is not yet available on those additional charges.
Stay tuned for more information and to read about the allegations against Mr. Einuis check out my previous postings here!
To read the case details visit the Fairfax County Court website or you can review a PDF of the case details here: Laurence Einuis Case Information as of 7/25/2014.