On Tuesday November 8, 2022, Detectives with the Special Victim’s Unit opened an investigation of an anonymous tip received via email. The tip was in reference to a registered sex offender with active non-registered social media accounts. Registered sex offenders must register all social media and email accounts with the Sheriff’s Office in the county they reside.
During the investigation, Detectives identified the suspect as Pedro Virola Jr. Detectives found that Mr. Virola Jr. had active Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media accounts which violates required Reporting Electronic Identifiers.
Detectives also learned that Mr. Virola Jr. had a total of 7 social media accounts, including 2 email accounts since his release in 2019. Mr. Viola Jr. was arrested and charged on Wednesday November 9, 2022 and transported to the Alamance County Detention Center.
Name: Pedro Virola Jr. W/M/50
Address: 6045 Cane Creek Rd, Snow Camp, N.C.
Charge: 1ct: Felony Failure to Register Sex Offender
Bond: $25,000 secure