Belyea had been technology support specialist at Bailey’s Elementary School in Bailey’s Crossroads since 2011. Following the arrest, he was suspended by Fairfax County Public Schools without pay.
Belyea, 45, of Culpeper, was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery and three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, the Prince William County Police Department reported June 16. The victim, now 24, told family members about the abuse in September. Belyea is being held in jail without bond.
Bailey’s Principal Marie Lemmon sent a message to parents Jan. 16 alerting them to “some unpleasant news” about the arrest of a technology specialist at the school on felony charges, although she didn’t identify the employee by name. Lemmon assured parents that the arrest “was unrelated to his school duties.”
“This is an unfortunate episode and certainly is not indicative of the wonderfully talented and professional staff we have at Bailey’s Elementary,” Lemmon wrote.
A follow-up message to parents from Lemmon on Jan. 21 says: “Prince William County Police are indicating that no Bailey’s students or FCPS students were involved. The specific charges he is facing are related to incidents that allegedly occurred between 2004 and 2010 in Manassas.”
Before working at Bailey’s, Belyea was a teacher at the Edison Academy, a career and technical education center based at Edison High School. He is currently the treasurer of the Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education. In 2011, he was recognized as the Virginia Advisor of the Year at the State Leadership Conference and Skills Competition.