Henry Co. Officials Arrest Man for Soliciting Sex From Girl

Henry Co., VA - A Collinsville man is behind bars after Henry County officials say he tried to solicit sex from someone he believed to be a 12-year-old girl.

The Henry County Sheriff's Office arrested Richard Wayne Doss, 41, following an investigation in which they took control of the cell phone and communicated with Doss via text messaging.

Officials charged Doss with one felony count of solicitation of a child under the age of 15.

The Henry County Sheriff's Office asks that parents be cautious of the communications their children have over the telephone and Internet. They ask that parents "Be aware of and monitor their child's usage of cell phones, computers and other electronic devices in an effort to prevent and detect child solicitation and sex crimes."

Anyone having information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff's Office at (276) 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $1000.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.