They are anxious to find out if police think any sex trafficking happened in their community.
Then, with continued chats with what they thought was 13-year-old girl, they eventually told us their real name," says Captain Liz Scott with the Spotsylvania Sheriff's office. Investigators say the conversations quickly turned to sex, with the men agreeing to meet the minor somewhere in Spotyslvania."Nine out of the 11 actually showed up in Spotsylvania County to pick up a child," says Captain Scott.Now, 40-year-old Jerry Payton faces 10 counts of sex trafficking, with allegations that he attempted to use underage children for sex trafficking.Investigators said Payton was on their radar, and was involved in alleged prostitution using underage children.Over the years, has published several data projects using public information. - Our annual database of state employee salaries was recently updated with 2015-16 data.- Our salary database of local government employees was updated in February.- Read important public announcements that may affect your neighborhood.- Read notices about upcoming trustee sales around the region.Investigators say 64-year-old Reginal Johnson traveled from Henrico, three men in their 30's came from Caroline County and 27-year-old Stephen Redford came from Amelia.The other suspects live in Spotsylvania."These people are right in our backyard," says Captain Scott."That's why it's incredibly important to know what sites your children are going onto and whom they're talking to and not to necessarily believe that the person they're talking to is who they say they are."The 11 people arrested were: The sting began in October and ended earlier this month.All 11 of the suspects were arrested and charged with a variety of offenses related to the solicitation of a minor child.