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Police: Gymnastics Instructor Charged With Sex Assault of Child

Victim allegedly assaulted more than once between 1987 and 1988, according to Prince William County Police.

Parvis Youseffi, 51, of the 4400 block of Tullamore Estates Dr in Manassas, is charged with aggravated sexual battery.
Parvis Youseffi, 51, of the 4400 block of Tullamore Estates Dr in Manassas, is charged with aggravated sexual battery.
A gymnastics instructor near Manassas is facing charges regarding an alleged sexual assault in 1987 and 1988, according to Prince William County Police.

Parvis Youseffi, 71, of the 4400 block of Tullamore Estates Dr in Manassas, is charged with aggravated sexual battery. Youseffi was arrested Monday. He is being held without bond.

Detectives began an investigation in November regarding accusations that he assaulted a female student between 6-years-old and 8-years-old at GMS Institute Gymnastics. The assaults allegedly occurred  more than once between 1987 and 1988. 

Outside the gym Tuesday, NBC Washington spoke with parents of current students regarding the accusations.

Manassas Mom May 11, 2014 at 03:26 AM
IS THIS MAN RELATED TO Arousha Shahin? Also is he Parviz Youssefi, ED.D that is in Manassas as well? Interesting..isn't it? I have tried to include the weblinks... Google Arousha Shahin GMS and see for yourself. I remember reading that Arousha was a relative of the owner of GMS http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Arousha-Shahin/1500685313 http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/prince-william-county/2014/03/24/child-abuse-manassas-day-care-smile-arousha-shahin/6829165/ MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- The director of a day care center has been arrested for abusing two children at the facility, police said. It happened at the S.M.I.L.E. Day Care, at 7171 New Market Ct. on February 26, when police got a complaint about child abuse at the day care center. Arousha Shahin, 39, of Haymarket, was arrested on March 21. She's being charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and two counts of a assault and battery, police said. "The allegations were received anonymously and reported that the daycare's director, identified as the accused, was physically abusing children in her care. The investigation revealed that in February of 2014, the accused assaulted two children, a 6 year old boy and a 5 year old girl," police said.
ifyouwantjusticegotochurch May 11, 2014 at 09:50 PM
I just do not understand how you can make assumptions by listening to the news. They tell you do not text and drive, I am sure you can say you have NEVER done that! Please do not act like you are going to believe everything the news says. Because remember there is always 2 sides two every story and when the truth does come out, I would like to see how many of you have something to say then. AND you also you need to think do what if this people have children stop and think about how are you are hurting them with hurtful words!
Amy Hearne Graziano May 13, 2014 at 05:58 PM
The police have investigated this since last November. If he is being held without bond then one could safely assume they have found sufficient evidence to hold and charge this man. Also, his grown daughter was charged 2 years ago with physically and verbally abusing a young child at their sensory preschool, obviously there are some sad problems in this family!
ifyouwantjusticegotochurch May 15, 2014 at 10:23 AM
If only knew the family, this family is kind, compassionate and loving. I would certainly trust my children with them!!!! INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!
Cindy B May 15, 2014 at 11:26 AM
I want to give her the benefit of the doubt. I met her personally to get a tour of the school back in March and my autistic son liked her. She's a very nice lady, I'm hoping once the facts are sorted through we can all come to a better understanding of what happened.

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