SAM BLACK CHURCH, W.Va. (WVVA) – An Eagle Rock, Virginia man was sentenced today for attempted sex trafficking of a minor.
Joshua T. Haynes, 42, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release,
He also will be required to register as a sex offender.
Haynes admitted he communicated with a man who stated he could provide a juvenile for sexual relations. Haynes agreed to pay the man money in exchange for sexual activity with the purported minor female.
On November 2, 2019, Haynes met with the man in Sam Black Church and paid him the agreed upon sum in order to have sex with the minor, at which time Haynes was placed under arrest.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s West Virginia Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.
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