Roanoke man arrested on charge of soliciting sex with a minor via the internet

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Christiansburg Police have arrested a man suspected of using the internet to solicit sex with a child.

Jason Robert Francisco, 40, of Roanoke, was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 31, and charged with two counts of using the internet to solicit sex with a minor.

Police say Francisco had internet chat conversations with an investigator posing as a 13-year-old girl.

“During the course of those conversations, Francisco arranged to meet the individual he believed to be a minor in Christiansburg for sexual purposes,” police say.

Francisco arrived at a meeting place agreed upon in conversations with the undercover investigator where he was arrested by police.

He is being held at the Montgomery County Jail without bond.

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