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Mercer County man is busted in internet sex sting

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MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) -

A Bluewell man is arrested during an undercover investigation after he tried to meet a 14-year-old girl he contacted over the internet. 

Rodney Mitchem Jr., 22, was arrested Monday in Princeton by officers with the West Virginia Crimes Against Children Task Force. He is charged with solicitation of a minor via computer. 

Detective-Sergeant Steven Sommers says Mitchem, "had been in contact with a person he believed to be a 14 year old girl during which time he described sexual acts he wished to perform with the girl and attempted to meet the girl in Princeton,WV."

Mitchem was arraigned Tuesday and was taken to Southern Regional Jail on $10,000 bond.

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