Camp counselor arrested for alleged sexual assault

Camp counselor arrested for alleged sexual assault
APD's Special Victims Unit is investigating an alleged sexual assault of a minor under 13 by a camp counselor. (Photo/Alexandria Sheriff's Office)

By Liana Hardy |

The Alexandria Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is investigating the arrest of an adult male for the sexual assault of a victim under 13 years of age.

Police arrested Tae’Sean Atwater, 21, who is suspected and charged with the sexual assault of the minor. Atwater is currently being held at the Alexandria Adult Detention Center.

Atwater has been a camp counselor with Campagna Kids, a summer camp and before-and-after-school program for elementary school children, since 2019. Atwater has worked at multiple Campagna Kids sites, including Patrick Henry Elementary School summer camp, Samuel Tucker Elementary’s before-school program and George Mason Elementary’s after-school programs.

The preliminary investigation has not uncovered evidence of inappropriate contact by Atwater with other children.

APD is asking that any members of the public who have information related to the incident or information on possible past inappropriate encounters with Atwater contact APD Detective Jason Marable by phone at 703-746-6883 or by email at Jason.Marable@, or call the non-emergency line at 703-746-4444. Tips can be anonymous.