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Police say Mercer County man tried to exploit a 13-year-old girl

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MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) A Mercer County man posing as a modeling agent online is arrested for trying to solicit sex from a 13-year-old girl.

Michael Allen DeHart, 23, is charged with solicitation of a minor using a computer

According to Detective-Sergeant Steven Sommers with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, DeHart posed as a teen modeling agent from Iowa, contacted the young girl, and began asking her for photos. Sommers says at first he asked for photos of her fully dressed. Then he asked for ones in her bra and panties followed by nude photos and sexually explicit messages.

The teen told her mother and they contacted police.

There was a warrant out for DeHart's arrest. Troopers with the West Virginia State Police in Princeton located him on Wednesday. You may recognize DeHart from WVVA's All Points Bulletin report. 

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