Dan Cleaves, pictured, frequents bars in the Fan and Shockoe Bottom (though supposedly he has been banned at most of the establishments in the Bottom) seeking out intoxicated women to rape. He has also stalked women, and targets transwomen especially. The provided number, 1-800-838-8238, will connect you to the Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline.
If you recognize him at a bar, approach the bartender or manager. They can confirm his identity by looking at his ID, and may throw him out as a result of his reputation.
I have corroborated this information with relevant sources.
Dan Cleaves was arrested Wednesday in Henrico. He is awaiting extradition to Maryland where he will face seven counts of sexually assaulting women in an attempt to give them HIV.
For now, it looks like we no longer need to worry about him.
Cleaves is now out on bond, possibly in the Richmond area. As of two weeks ago, he was still preying on women. Share the information and be prepared to intervene if you see him at a bar- if you’re uncomfortable intervening yourself, ask the staff or, at this point, call the police.
GET THE WORD OUT. STAY SAFE LADIES.