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Staunton man arrested in online sex predator investigation

George W. Marshall
George W. Marshall. Photo courtesy Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

A Staunton man is in custody after being nabbed in an online solicitation of minors sting run by the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

George W. Marshall , 63, was taken into custody on April 2 and charged with one count of online solicitation of a minor and one count of attempted indecent liberties with a minor.

Marshall was arrested after a weeks-long covert investigation by a sheriff’s office investigator who, posing as a teenaged female, was conducting online investigations related to the solicitation of minor children.

After allegedly sending numerous explicit messages, Marshall agreed to meet the fictitious teen; he was instead confronted by investigators.

Marshall is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

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