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Man receives life sentence

Posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:51 am

On Tuesday, September 24, Daniel Wade Atkins, 36, of Colonial Beach, was found guilty of two counts of Forcible Sodomy on a victim under the age of 13 and received two consecutive life sentences in the Westmoreland County Circuit Court. The verdict was rendered after evidence was presented by Commonwealth’s Attorney, Julia Sichol, in a two-day jury trial.

The case was initiated by the Department of Social Services in Westmoreland County.

The investigation was conducted by Captain Sara Lombrana of the Colonial Beach Police Department.