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Vienna man charged with possession of machine guns

Tip against 31-year-old had focused on sexual communication with minor

Fairfax County police on Nov. 16 executed a search warrant at the home of Vienna man wanted for allegedly communicating sexually with a juvenile, and ended up busting him on charges of illegal possession of machine guns.

In September, detectives received a cyber-tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that alleged Craig Strasbourger, 31, had been engaging in sexual communication with a juvenile from Kentucky. Through their investigation, detectives determined Strasbourger resided in the 2100 block of Robin Way Court in Vienna.

Detectives and the department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team on Nov 16 carried out a search warrant at Strasbourger’s residence, which led to his arrest. During the operation, detectives reportedly confiscated four illegal machine guns and various electronic devices from the premises.

Police took Strasbourger to the Fairfax County Adult Detention, where authorities charged him with four counts of unlawful possession of a machine gun. He initially was held on a $4,000 secured bond.

Detectives continue to review electronic evidence recovered from the home and additional charges may be coming, pending results from that investigation.