May 19, 2015
Dear Fort Hunt Little League Families
Tonight we learned that Fort Hunt Little League umpire Don Essex was arrested by the FBI and is facing federal charges for distributing child pornography. We are shocked by this news.
Fort Hunt Little League is dedicated to providing high-quality youth baseball in a safe family-centric environment. We have a zero tolerance policy for any behavior that may negatively impact our players and families. We are cooperating fully with the authorities regarding this investigation, and Don Essex's association with Fort Hunt Little League was immediately terminated.
Anyone with knowledge of Mr. Essex having inappropriate contact with children should contact Fairfax County Police. Their Detective Division can be reached at 703-246-7800.
We will provide additional information to the FHLL community as it becomes available. If you have any questions regarding this situation, please feel free to contact me.
President, Fort Hunt Little League