Henrico Police Working With NCIS On Sex Trafficking Case

Chesapeake Man in Henrico Custody
Henrico Police Vehicle
Henrico Police Vehicle Photo credit Jeff Stapleton, WRVA

Henrico County, Va. (NewsradioWRVA.com) - On Thursday, November 18, 2021, a Chesapeake man was safely taken into custody on a single alleged count of commercial sex trafficking at a Norfolk base. The Henrico County Police Division’s VICE Unit is leading the investigation, which began in early November. Detectives assigned to the case are working alongside the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).

Charles Milton Cranston, Jr., 45, of Chesapeake, VA, has been transported to Henrico County, where he is in the custody of the Henrico County Sheriff’s Office and is held without bond. There is a status hearing scheduled on Friday, December 10, 2021.

Details remain limited as police continue to conduct a thorough investigation. Representatives from the NCIS are cooperating and working alongside police on this case.

The Henrico County Police regularly investigates related internet crimes to deter and identify victims of human trafficking. The internet does not have jurisdictional boundaries; however, our investigative staff is committed to working alongside other Virginia law enforcement agencies, all to keep our communities safe.

According to his LinkedIn page, Cranston has been in the Navy for nearly 28 years and is identified as a security officer.