Chesterfield County VA Child predators

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Concerned neighbor


#1 Jul 5, 2007
I just found your postings. I need some help. I have a neighbor that has been charged with at least 10 felony child pornography charges! Yes, right here in Chesterfield, 11514 Creek Bottom Place. His name is David Belknap. He was charged in May and his court date has been postponed twice. It makes me sick. He has a 15 year old adopted daughter still living with him. Any suggestions on how our neighborhood can deal with this terrible problem?

Richmond, VA

#2 Nov 5, 2007
Until he goes to trial, not much. Innocent until proven guilty and all that.

Corvallis, OR

#3 Nov 20, 2007
What ever happened with this??
Concerned neighbor


#4 Nov 29, 2007
The "accused" child predator, DAVID BELKNAP and his "adopted" daughter have moved out of Chesterfield to another county. His case moved out of Juvenile to Chesterfield Co. Circuit Court. His trail date is Jan. 2, 2008. I will be there to represent my disgust!!!
If you live any where near this man, watch out for your children!!!!!!

Lebanon, OR

#5 Dec 1, 2007
wow- thank you. This has taken forever to go to court. I take it his wife moved too. I worry for the "daughter" & I hope the new neighbors are aware of the risk.

Lebanon, OR

#6 Jan 2, 2008
Hello concerned neighbor. Are you there. How did this case go?
Concerned Neighbor


#7 Jan 3, 2008
DAVID BELKNAP agreed on a plea agreement yesterday and pleaded quility to two of the twenty charges of child pornorgraphy. Therefore, our Commonwealth of VA is not processing the other 18 counts and recommends that he serve 3 months in jail. The sentencing date is Feb. 12.

Salem, OR

#8 Jan 3, 2008
Are there also fines in Virginia for this? Some states have set up fines that at least in part go to victims (the children used for porn sites).
I wonder how often people who use these sites think about the children who could be their own daughters and sons or neices or sisters...

Thank you for the update.
Let's hope we don't see his name again somewhere.

Salem, OR

#9 Jan 3, 2008
Is downloading child porn considered a sex offense? Will he be registered as a sex offender?
Concerned Neighbor


#10 Jan 3, 2008
Yes there are fines for this. I guess he will get off lucky to only pay two fines out of twenty! Yes, the good thing is he will have to register as a sex offender now. He is planning to move to NC after this is over so I hope and pray that his new neighbors keep updated on the sex offender site. When I think how he was going to our local pool this past summer, while he was on bond & supposed to not be around anyone under 18, it really scares me. If he had not been seen by another neighbor there and the management stopped his membership...well,'s scary! And why is a convicted child predator allowed to continue to be with his 16 year old daughter whom we are not sure he even really adopted yet or not.

Midlothian, VA

#11 Jan 11, 2008
How do you know he's guilty? Your public denouncement of him seems like you're positive that he did it. How do you know? Have you ever wondered whether you might be wrong, and if so, what your actions have done to publicly humiliate his daughter? Have you ever been accused of something you didn't do?

Lebanon, OR

#12 Feb 13, 2008
Hello concerned neighbor. Did you follow up to see what the sentencing was?

United States

#14 Feb 20, 2008
(About Concerned Neighbor)
This person is a nut physically and mentally her husband abused her; she has dad used drugs and sold it previously in her life it mess her up big time. She was in jail for possession of pot, and was sentenced for one year. She follows David B case like she is predator. I wouldnít believe anything she says about DB personal life. She has made Belknap family miserable drove the family away from neighborhood. Also DB is not guilty. Cindy Smith didnít understand what Alfa Plead is. It means you are pleading to something but you are not guilty. He did not down lowed any child pornography it is a lie thatís why he got 2 counts not all 20. Also he did not break any rules. I have heard Cindy Smith watched DB family like a hawk, became upset with this case. She came to court every time DB was in court. Silly donít you think. I donít understand how she could make somebody so miserable.


#15 Feb 21, 2008
Thanks Jana, for shedding the light on the "concerned neighbor" It is always beneficial to consider the source

Ivor, VA

#16 Feb 21, 2008
Sounds to me like Cindy Smith made this into a public witch hunt. I am surprised she did'nt try stoning him to death. Thanks Cindy Smith for convicting him BEFORE his trial, we should just make you judge and jury and save the tax payers some money.... wait I have a better idea. Perhaps you could go back to school and get your high school diploma then go on to Law School. If I were Mr Belknap I would file a harrasment and slander complaint against you ! Then sue you !! So many people have died to protect our civil liberties and RIGHTS in this beautiful country.. and some misinformed person like you screws it all up. Also sounds like your the last one who should be throwing those judgemental stones with your record.

Midlothian, VA

#17 Feb 22, 2008
What happened with this?

Midlothian, VA

#18 Feb 22, 2008
To Jana from Greensboro,

Why would anyone plead guilty if they were innocent? Do you actually know Belknap? I feel sorry for his family too because they are also victims. I would watch out for him too if he was in my neighborhood.
Concerned Neighbor


#19 Feb 22, 2008
As I stated before, BELKNAP pleaded GUILTY! He is (or will be) serving 60 days in jail and will have to register on the SEX OFFENDER registry. He actually got more time suspended, five years I think.

I don't know how this blog changed the subject to someone else but many of us are very glad that Cindy kept up with this case and kept our neighborhood informed. We all watch out for Belknap and anyone that knows him should do the same!


#20 Feb 23, 2008
I wish I was misinformed and this was all a very bad dream! This whole thing has had a big impact on lots of people! I don't even know what to say except I hope that every family involved can heal. Yes, I went to court each time with hope that I could somehow understand but with every court date I heard more evidence and then a quilty plea. I actually hurt for every female that has been violated by him! I wish it would never happen again.

United States

#21 Feb 25, 2008
Like I was saying Cindy Smith made Belknap family miserable in a past eight months. I have heard she was sitting on a porch each time, when anything was going on at Belknap house. Also she went to some of our friends and told them how Belknap family is horrible. Cindy Smith was Belknap family. I donít understand how she can do something so cruel. Cindy miss understood everything what was going on, and drove way Belknap family. She called child protected services, the lady came to school and was questioning Belknap child. She was so ignorant No one knows anything about this case and his family all you see whatís going on in court. So sad people think their something more then it seems. I should say so pathetic. O yes Janet and Cindy a like stockerís surprising ha. Watch out for Cindy what kind of friend would do such of thing going to court each time so she could gossip with her neighbors and friends. Cindy has called to district attorney so many times. He was complaining that she was horrible witness at court that why he didnít used her in court. Interesting how pathetic she was saying all this bullshet in court about Belknap. Just try be couches about meeting her she will stub you in the back if something will go wrong with you or your family.

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