Raleigh County man accused of trying solicit minor for sex

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GLEN DANIEL, WV (WVNS) — A Raleigh County man was arrested for allegedly trying to engage in sexual activity with a minor.

According to the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence Hart, 61, was in contact with someone he believed to be a 13 year-old-girl through social media and text messages. Investigators said the communication first started on the app Skout. Hart allegedly talked about engaging in sexual activities and allegedly sent nude photos of himself.

On November 5, 2021, Hart went to meet the person he believed to be the young girl. On that day he was interview by deputies, and according to court documents, he admitted to talking about engaging in sexual activities.

Hart was arrested and charged with Intent to Seduce a Minor and One count of Soliciting a minor via computer. He is currently in jail and his bail is set at $250,000.

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