Albemarle County Man Pleads Guilty to Soliciting a Minor - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Albemarle County Man Pleads Guilty to Soliciting a Minor

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An Albemarle County man avoided a trial Wednesday and admitted to soliciting a minor online. Matthew Musselwhite, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of soliciting a minor online in Albemarle County Circuit Court.

Musselwhite responded to a craigslist ad that was put up by police with the Internet Crimes Against Children task force. Investigators say Musselwhite believed he was chatting with a 13-year-old girl. They arrested him when he attempted to meet her at a park in Charlottesville.

Musselwhite is out on bond, but must follow rules similar to probation and cannot have a computer at his residence.

He will be sentenced November 6. He could face up to 10 years in prison and $2,500 fine.

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