WCSO arrest a Wise County man for exploitation of a minor

Used by permission by the Warren County Office employee Sergeant Terry Fritts

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) reports in an email the arrest of a Wise County man for solicitation and exploitation of a minor.

It took less than two weeks for WCSO investigators to apprehend the man who reportedly solicited a Warren County Minor.

The suspect made unsolicited contact with an officer who was acting as a Juvenile.

The adult male suspect began to transmit unsolicited obscene materials and asking for lewd photos of who thought was a minor.

Through the continued contact officers were able to identify the man as a suspect out of  Wise County Virginia.

Wednesday, January 24 Warren County Investigators traveled to Wise County and took Aaron Wayne Smith into custody.

Smith has been charged with 5 counts of use of a communication system to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

The 43-year-old Smith is also facing 5 counts of possession, reproduction, distribution, solicitation, and facilitation of child pornography.

Smith is being held without bond awaiting February 15 9 a.m. Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court appearance.

Warren County Sheriff’s Office is an active member of the Northern Virginia/DC Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force coordinated by Virginia State Police.

Anyone with information regarding Smith or any case involving the solicitation of, or exploitation of minors should contact the WCSO.

Anyone with information should contact Sergeant M.R. Ramey at 540-635-7100.

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FRPD makes arrest for child pornography

An 8 month investigation came to an end when Front Royal Police arrested and charged Richard E. Jones Jr with 20 felony counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

In October, officers executed a search warrant on a residence on Accomac Drive and seized electronic devices.

After completing and extraction on the devices, over 400 images were discovered.

The 41 year old man is being held without bond at the RSW Regional Jail.

His court date is set for July 28th in the Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Anyone with information on the case should contact Detective T. A. Smith of the FRPD.

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