Nine Arrested As Part of Online Solicitation Investigation

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -- The Staunton Police Department recently concluded a task force into illegal online solicitations.

The department was assisted by other agencies during the investigation and is a member agency of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes against Children Task Force.

Nine men were arrested as a result of the investigation.

Andy R. Peyton, 45, of Scottsville, Va. faces three counts of online solicitation of a minor and three counts of attempt indecent liberties with a minor.

Amthal Mashhadi, 39, of Staunton faces one count of attempted indecent liberties with a minor.

Gregory S. Higgins, 36, of Lexington faces three counts of online solicitation of a minor and three counts of attempt indecent liberties with a minor.

German C. Velazquez, 47, of Ruckersville, face one count of attempted indecent liberties of a child under the age of 15 and one count of online solicitation of a minor.

Lewis D. Hensley, 53, Elkton, face one count of online solicitation of a minor and one count of attempted indecent liberties with a minor.

Calvin W. McClurken, 43, of Charlottesville, face two count of online solicitation of a minor.

Brian W. Moody, 32, of Lynchburg, faces two counts of online solicitation of a minor and one count of child pornography.

Peter J. Lasalle, 44 of Elburn, Ill., faces two counts of online solicitation of a minor and one count of indecent liberties with a minor.


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