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Ex-Liberty professor convicted of child sex solicitation

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BEDFORD, Va. (AP) – A former Liberty University professor has been convicted of trying to have sex with a minor.

The News & Advance reports Stephen Kilpatrick was found guilty Wednesday of five counts of child sex solicitation.

The 64-year-old Kilpatrick was arrested last year after authorities said he traveled to meet someone he believed was a 13-year-old girl.

The charges stemmed from communication he had from Nov. 2017 to June 2018 with an investigator from the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force who was posing as a minor.

Kilpatrick was a physics professor at Liberty, but his family said during earlier court proceedings that he has been fired.