Lorton Community Center worker arrested for ‘indecent’ relationship with teen, police say

The Lorton Community Center is co-located with the Lorton Library (via Google Maps)

The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) has fired an employee after she got arrested for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a teenager.

Zoha Sultan, a 23-year-old woman from Lorton, was arrested on April 20 for her relationship with a teen attending the Lorton Community Center, where she worked, the Fairfax County Police Department announced yesterday (Tuesday).

According to NCS, the community center’s management “was made aware” on April 11 that an employee was having a relationship with a minor.

“Staff immediately notified Fairfax County Police Department and Child Protective Services,” NCS Division Director Chris Scales said. “The employee was immediately removed from the center’s work schedule and banned from the facility.”

NCS terminated Sultan’s employment on April 23, Scales said in the statement, which is being shared with Lorton Community Center participants.

The FCPD confirmed that the relationship was reported to its officers on April 11, prompting detectives to launch an investigation.

Sultan, who started working at the community center in January 2023, has been charged with four counts of indecent liberties with a minor by a person in a custodial position, according to the FCPD.

NCS and the police say anyone with additional information about the case can contact detectives at 703-246-7800, option 4. NCS can also be reached at 703-324-3480.

“We value the trust that families place in us to create a safe and nurturing environment where children can thrive and reach their full potential,” Scales said. “Their well-being and growth remain the highest priority for Fairfax County Neighborhood & Community Services.”

Located at 9520 Richmond Highway, the Lorton Community Center opened in October 2022 as part of a new campus that also hosts the Lorton Library and Lorton Park. The 30,000-square-foot facility includes space for the nonprofit Lorton Community Action Center, a senior center and a teen center.

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