Toghill Sentenced on Charge of Soliciting Sex from Minor on Craigslist
A Louisa County jury convicted a Richmond man Monday on charges of sexual solicitation of a minor.
Adam Toghill, 32, was sentenced to five years in prison for soliciting sex from an undercover police officer posing as a 13-year-old girl.
Police say the meeting was set up on the website craigslist. Louisa and Albemarle County investigators worked together on the case.
Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney Press Release
Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney, Rusty McGuire announced that a jury convicted Adam D. Toghill, 32, Richmond, and sentenced him to 5 years in prison for sexual solicitation charge of a minor. The defendant was arrested in a multi jurisdiction undercover operation by the Louisa County Sheriff's Department, Albemarle Police Department and Charlottesville Police Department on March 10, 2011.
The multi-jurisdictional operation addressed the popular website Craigslist. Undercover law enforcement officers posted on the website and were solicited for sex by adults in the local area. Mr. Toghill suggested a meeting and engaging in explicit sex acts with what he thought was a thirteen year old child. When asked where the meeting would occur, the undercover officer suggested that Toghill meet at a house in the area. Toghill stated that he would not show up at the house because he had seen "those shows," but suggested an alternative meeting location.
"We are pleased with today's outcome. Our Internet Crimes against Children Task Force does an outstanding job protecting Louisa's children. We hope that this case will send a message to parents to monitor what their children are doing online. Even seemingly innocuous websites like Craiglist can be a playground for predators" said Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Adam Ward who prosecuted this case along with Commonwealth's Attorney Rusty McGuire.
Russell "Rusty" McGuire Commonwealth's Attorney County of Louisa 100 Main Street PO Box 128 Louisa, VA 23093