Former radio host, schools employee, faces child sex charges

Kristofer Neil LoshA long-time morning-radio personality is in jail on charges of aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a minor.

Kristofer Neil Losh, 44, of Stuarts Draft, was arrested on Wednesday.

Losh was the anchor of the WKDW-900AM morning show for 17 years before his departure in 2017. According to his Facebook page, he was a reading specialist with the Augusta County school system, and on May 31, another post reported that he had started work at a kid’s summer camp at the Staunton-Augusta YMCA.

It was a day later, on June 1, that the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Child Protective Services, Shenandoah Valley Department of Social Services and the Augusta County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, began an investigation in regards to a sexual assault complaint involving a juvenile male victim.

Investigators with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office utilized the Valley Children’s Center in Staunton to conduct a forensic interview of the victim child, and a second juvenile victim, whose identity had been discovered during the course of the investigation.

Losh was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with four counts of aggravated sexual battery and four counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor.

He is currently being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bond.

The Sheriff’s Office noted in a press release on the investigation that the investigation has not revealed that any sexual conduct occurred at the school or with students where Losh was employed.

“The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is very concerned that other victims may be in the community based on Losh’s involvement with children,” Sheriff Donald L. Smith said.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting that anyone with information please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office. Investigator Ron Reid is assigned to this case.

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