March 14, 2014
A Stephens City man charged with raping a 22-month-old girl is a known sexual offender and on probation in Maryland.
But he's NOT on Virginia's sex offender registry maintained by the Virginia State Police.
Virginia officials say Maryland never notified them that 20-year-old Robert Kirby was a convicted sex offender and had moved to Virginia.
Kirby is accused of raping the child while babysitting last week. Police say Kirby lives with the mother and grandmother of the toddler, who were gone when the alleged incident took place.
Maryland's sex offender registry shows Kirby's last reported address as Baltimore. He's on the registry for a third-degree sex offense involving a 12-year-old girl.