Man accused of soliciting sex from teen

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Powhatan man is behind bars this morning accused of sending text messages to a 14 year old boy asking for sex.

Turns out, the 14 year old was actually a police officer.

47 year old Vernard Jefferson Kirby was arrested Thursday afternoon when he went to Goochland to meet up with who he thought was the young boy.

He has been charged with using a cell phone to solicit sex.

More charges are pending.

Kirby will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Monday.

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