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Mercer County man arrested in undercover sex sting

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Mercer County Sheriff's Department

WV Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

                                                                                          Press Release

As a result of an undercover investigation conducted by Detective-Sergeant Steven A. Sommers, (WV Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force) Steven William Powell, 33, of Brushfork, WV was arrested in Princeton on June 18, 2015.

During the investigation Steven Powell had been in contact with a person he believed to be a 15 year old girl during which time he described sexual acts he wished to perform with the girl.

On June 18, 2015, Steven Powell attempted to meet the person he believed to be a 15 year old girl in Princeton, WV and was taken into custody by Detective-Sergeant Steven A. Sommers and other Deputies from the Mercer County Sheriff's Department.

Steven Powell was charged with Solicitation of a child via a computer and arraigned by Magistrate Jim Dent, receiving a $10,000 cash/surety bond.

Due to being unable to make bond he was remanded to the Southern Regional Jail.

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