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September 20, 2016

Online sex solicitation investigation nets 4th arrest

Fauquier sheriff’s detectives arrested Austin Tyler Martin, 29, of Vinton, on Monday night in Warrenton.
The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office continuing investigation of online solicitation of sex with minors resulted in a fourth arrest Monday.

Lead detective Candyce Shaw works online to identify child predators in the Fauquier area or those willing to travel for the purpose of child sexual exploitation, according to Sheriff Bob Mosier.

Detectives arrested a Roanoke area man Monday evening after he allegedly drove to Warrenton to meet a minor for sex.

Austin Tyler Martin, 29, of Vinton, was arrested when he attempted to meet an undercover detective at a predetermined location in Warrenton.

Mr. Martin faces charges of attempted indecent liberties with a child under age 15 and using a communications system or other electronic means for the purpose of procuring the use of a minor, according to the sheriff’s office.

So far, Fauquier sheriff’s detectives arrested four men on felony charges involving online solicitation of sex from minors. Three arrests took place last month. The investigation has used “various social media,” according to the sheriff’s office.

Conviction on the felony charges carries potential prison sentence of one to five years in prison and fines up to a $2,500.

Mr. Martin on Tuesday morning remained without bond at the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center.
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Silii · September 21, 2016 at 8:06 am
I don't understand why the penalty for this crime isn't heavier. Either Congress or the state legislature, or both, need to look at this and up the prison time. I know that won't stop these perverts, but it'll keep them off the street longer.
TooTrue · September 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm
The Fauquier County Sheriff and his detectives continue to do great things even in the Town of Warrenton. Where is the Warrenton Chief and all of his officers? The drugs, sex offenders and fatalities this year are all on the rise.
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