Charges dropped against accused rapist, Daniel Phillips (updated 07/27/2011)
Rape charges dropped against former Iraq contractor
By Louis Hansen
© July 27, 2011
A judge has dismissed rape and indecent liberties charges against a former Iraq contractor.
Police brought Daniel P. Phillips, 46, back from Iraq in January to face felony charges of rape, indecent liberties and aggravated sexual battery, according to a police report.
In court papers, Phillips denied the allegations and stated that he was in Kuwait and Iraq between December 2004 and January 2005, when the alleged attacks occurred.
Earlier this month, a prosecutor asked the judge to dismiss the charges and release Phillips from the Norfolk jail. Circuit Court Judge Charles E. Poston on Monday signed an order dismissing the charges. (click HERE for original article)
Norfolk police, with the assistance from the federal government, arrested a civilian government contractor that was wanted for the rape of a juvenile female relative between 2004 and 2005. The suspect fled to Iraq soon after the crime to avoid arrest and began working with computers as a government contractor. (Updated Jan 15, 2011: Daniel Phillips allegedly worked for DRS TSI (Formerly Tamsco)and was at a ‘MINI’ Satellite site in Balad)
Investigators began tracking the location of Daniel Phillips, age 46, in December of 2010. With the assistance of the federal government, Phillips was located in Iraq. Arrangements were made to fly Phillips to Kuwait and then Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia.
Phillips arrived at Dulles Saturday morning. Norfolk Fugitive Investigators accompanied by U.S. Marshalls boarded the plane and took Phillips into custody without incident at approximately 7:15 a.m. He was returned to Norfolk and is currently in the Norfolk City Jail awaiting trial for rape, aggravated sexual battery, and indecent liberties with a child.
I want to know who this dirt bag has been working for in Iraq and how he was able to get past the “wants and warrants” check for a Common Access Card (CAC). I would also be interested to see how many times he R&R’d to SE Asian countries such as Thailand where you can just buy yourself a little girl!
Update: Adam Weinstein at Mother Jones just came out with an awesome article with some more on this scum bag. Go check it out.
Updated: January 13, 2o11
NORFOLK — Bond was denied Thursday for a man police say left the country to escape a rape charge in Norfolk, Amanda Howie with the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney office told WVEC.com.
Daniel Phillips, 46, was returned to Norfolk from the Middle East, where he’d been working as a civilian contractor, police stated.
He had been in Iraq, was flown to Kuwait, then to Dulles International Airport, where he was arrested by Norfolk Police and U.S. Marshals, according to investigators.
Police say he sexually assaulted a juvenile relative between 2004 and 2005.
His preliminary hearing is set for March 8, Howie added.
Updated: January 15, 2011
Daniel Phillips allegedly worked for DRS TSI (Formerly Tamsco)and was at a ‘MINI’ Satellite site in Balad