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Roanoke police charge Blacksburg man with computer crime involving Craigslist

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Roanoke police have charged a Blacksburg man with trying to solicit a 16-year-old girl using Craigslist.

Court records claim the "girl" William Anthony Hendrick, 25, of Blacksburg, thought he was communicating with on-line turned out to be an undercover Roanoke city police detective.

In court papers, police said they gathered evidence against Hendrick for more than three months before his arrest.

Police said, in a search warrant, Hendrick engaged in inappropriate communications with the "girl," despite knowing that she was 16 years old.

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