Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
E-mail this article
Leave a Comment
Print this Article

This story was updated at 3:20 p.m., June 10, 2014.

Additional charges have been brought against West Springfield High School’s band director, who was originally charged with having inappropriate communication with a 14-year-old boy last week.

Fairfax County Police detectives arrested Laurence Einuis, 53, of the 8400 block of Great Lake Lane in Springfield on Thursday and charged him with use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

Police say that a second alleged victim has now come forth and police have charged Einuis with five additionalcounts.

“Late Friday afternoon a male student came forth and Einuis was charged with five counts of taking indecent liberties with a child in a supervisory position,” said Ezcarate. “Those charges stem from events that occurred between May 12 and June 4 of this year.”

Ezcarate said Einuis’ original arrest came as a result of an investigation which began on June 2, in which Einuis allegedly engaged in an inappropriate conversation with a 14-year-old boy. Police said that teen was not harmed. Police have not disclosed details concerning the five new charges.

On Thursday, Einuis was arrested at West Springfield High School without incident and taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. No attorney information is yet listed in Fairfax County court records, which state that he is scheduled for an attorney review in Fairfax County DIstrict Court on July 2.

According to the West Springfield High School website, Einuis began his tenure as Director of Bands at the school in 2003. Prior to joining the staff at West Springfield, Einuis served as director of bands and performing arts department chairman at Stuart High School in Falls Church.

He has also taught instrumental music in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

Prior to his teaching career, Einuis spent 15 years in various engineering, and technical management positions in the broadcast television industry, and spent five years as the Director of Operations and Engineering for the Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia Beach. He is a native of Yaphank, N.Y.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.