A man who solicited sex from an undercover police officer was ordered held without bond Monday after a grand jury in Rockingham County tacked on additional charges last week.
On April 21, the grand jury indicted Derrick Hulvey, of Elkton, on two felony counts of soliciting a child by computer. He turned himself into deputies on Thursday and appeared in court today.
Judge T.J. Wilson continued the case until Wednesday so Hulvey can appear in front of Judge Bruce Albertson, who previously handled other charges on which Hulvey has been convicted. Hulvey requested a bond, but Wilson denied it. He told Hulvey he could take up the issue with Albertson.
On April 14, Hulvey, 32, pled guilty to one felony count of indecent liberties with a child and one felony count of committing a sexual offense with a minor by computer.
Judge Albertson scheduled Hulvey, who faces up to 15 years in prison, to be sentenced on June 25. Until Thursday, Hulvey had been free on bond from Rockingham County Jail.
The most recent charges stem from the same case.
Hulvey was arrested on Dec. 19 following an online sting, during which he solicited sex from a police officer he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. In addition to arranging a meeting with the "girl," Hulvey also agreed to a price for sexual acts to be performed.
When Hulvey showed up to meet the "girl," his three young children in tow, he met instead a member of an area-wide task force that fights crimes against children perpetrated on the Internet. The task force, which covers Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, includes officers from the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, Harrisonburg Police Department and Virginia State Police. Police returned the children to their mother after the arrest.
Hulvey faces new charges, prosecutors say, because state sentencing guidelines do not recommend mandatory time in jail for the offense to which he pled guilty. The new charges will require him to serve time behind bars.
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