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Guilty to Sexual Solicitation

A 61-year-old Chester, Va., man pleaded guilty last week to soliciting sex from a minor over the Internet. He is Ivor Davis of 182 Crest Way.

Fairfax County police said he was exchanging e-mails with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl. But the "teen" was in reality a detective with the police department's Child Exploitation Unit.

Eventually, Davis arranged a meeting in Centreville with the "girl" for sexual activities, Dec. 21, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. But when he came to the designated spot for their assignation, police nabbed him, instead. They charged Davis with the use of a communications system to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

In May, General District Court Judge Robert Smith certified this case to the grand jury. And on May 23, the grand jury indicted Davis. Then last Tuesday, July 12, he pleaded guilty in Circuit Court.

Before accepting his plea of guilt, Judge David Stitt ascertained that Davis was entering his plea freely and voluntarily and because he was, indeed, guilty of this offense. Stitt then set sentencing for Sept. 2.