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Peterstown man arrested in underage sex sting

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Brandon Scott Blankenship is charged with solicitation of a child via computer. Brandon Scott Blankenship is charged with solicitation of a child via computer.

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) A man is arrested during an undercover investigation by the WV Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Brandon Scott Blankenship, 28, of Peterstown, WV is charged with solicitation of a child via computer.

According to Detective-Sergeant Steven Sommers, "during the investigation Brandon Scott Blankenship 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." He was arrested in Princeton on Tuesday.

Magistrate Jim Dent handled the arraignment. Blankenship received a $5,000 cash/ surety bond.

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