Hanover, Va. – On February 28, 2019, Hanover County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Derek Lee Short, 45, of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Acting on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), investigators executed a search warrant at Short’s residence. Short was charged with unlawful creation of the image of another, production of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, all of which are felonies. Short was held without bond at the Pamunkey Regional Jail.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the “P3 Tips” app for their mobile device to submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.