- Last Updated on 08:10 AM 04/28/10
- BY Staff
A 25-year-old county man pled guilty Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to multiple sex charges, according to Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Kim White.
Alexander Addison Chesbro entered guilty pleas to four counts of the illegal solicitation for sex of one believed to be less than 15 years of age, White said.
The charges resulted from an investigation by the San Francisco University Police Department, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office, White said.
“The assistance and cooperation of all of the law enforcement agencies ensured that the case prepared for trial was a strong one,” said White Monday.
Chesbro will serve an active sentence of 20 years in the Virginia Department of Corrections, White said.
According to the commonwealth’s attorney, Chesbro contacted an investigator from the San Francisco University Police Department, who was posing as a 13-year-old girl, using a chat room on the Internet.
Over a course of nearly a month Chesbro contacted the investigator, who he believed to be the 13-year-old virgin, over 10 times, White said.
In many instances during those contacts, Chesbro proposed that the two engage in sexual intercourse, and he also provided illicit photographs of himself, she added. Also during the chats, Chesbro indicated a desire to meet with the girl, White said.
The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and the Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office became members of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force approximately a year ago.
“The expertise and experience of the investigators involved in the task force provide us with invaluable tools to combat these serious crimes against children,” said Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.