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Roanoke man thought he was meeting a 13-year-old girl for sex, ends up arrested, police say

Jason Francisco was arrested as part of an undercover operation

Jason Robert Francisco
Jason Robert Francisco (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – Authorities arrested a 40-year-old Roanoke man who believed he was going to have sex with a 13-year-old girl in Christiansburg, according to police.

On Tuesday, Jason Robert Francisco was charged with two counts of using the internet to solicit sex with a minor.

The charges are the result of an undercover operation by the Christiansburg Police Department.

According to authorities, Francisco had internet chat conversations with an investigator who was posing as 13-year-old girl. During the course of those conversations, he arranged to meet “the girl” in Christiansburg for what police called, “sexual purposes.”

Police identified Francisco through a subsequent investigation and he was arrested after arriving at a meeting place agreed upon during the chat with the undercover investigator.

He is currently being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail.

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