Hanover, Va. – On Monday, December 13, 2021, Hanover County Sheriff’s Office investigators, acting on a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, executed a residential search warrant in the 8000 block of Christopher Paul Drive.
After executing the search warrant and collecting evidence, Derek Lee Short, 47, of Mechanicsville, was arrested and charged with Possession of Child Pornography (F).
Short is currently being held at Pamunkey Regional Jail with no bond. This case remains under investigation.
Anyone with further information about this case 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.