March 30, 2023
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police have arrested a Chesterfield Early Childhood Learning Academy teacher in relation to the assault of several students at the school in 2022.
On March 5, 2023, the parents of a female student at the school reached out to police to report that their child had been assaulted by her teacher, Lisa M. Harbilas, 57, on Nov. 29, 2022.
Through their investigation into the reported assault, Chesterfield County Police Special Victims detectives learned of three additional students who were assaulted by Harbilas in November 2022 and one student who was assaulted by Harbilas in August 2022. Victims are ages 5 and under.
After consulting with the Chesterfield County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, detectives obtained 12 warrants for misdemeanor assault for Harbilas on March 28 in relation to the August and November 2022 assaults. The warrants, which were releasable, were served on Harbilas, of the 16300 block of Hull Street Road, on the evening of March 28.
Police continue to investigate this incident. Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251.