Santos Romero Gomez of the Falls Church area; photo -FCPD

Santos Romero Gomez of the Falls Church area; photo -FCPD

A 35-year-old man was charged after officers determined he had inappropriate contact with a child.

On Tuesday, November 17, around 7:30 a.m., police were called to an apartment building in the 3400 block of Glen Carlyn Drive in the Falls Church area, for a reported sex offense.

The officers met with an 8-year-old girl and her mother and determined that the child was dropped off at an apartment-run daycare that morning before going to school.

While inside the apartment, the child was approached by a man renting a room in the same apartment. He reportedly touched the child inappropriately and kissed her. She broke free and ran to the woman babysitting her. The child called her parent, who immediately responded back to the apartment.

Arrest warrants for assault and kissing a child under the age of 13, with lascivious intent (18.2-370.6), were obtained and served on Santos Romero Gomez, 35, of the Falls Church area.

Officers determined that Gomez has rented a room in that apartment for several years and the leaseholder of that same apartment has run an in-home daycare there as well.

If the parents of any children who attend that daycare feel they may have information to share with police, they are asked to call the non-emergency number at 703-691-2131 and make a police report

or contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477).