NEW: Convicted Sex Offender Admits To New Charges
King Failed To Register As Sex Offender
A Grottoes man convicted three years ago of sending sexually explicit text messages to a 14-year-old girl pleaded guilty to new charges Tuesday.
Marvin Roy King, 46, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of failing to register as a sex offender.
As part of a plea deal, Judge Bruce Albertson sentenced King to six years in prison with all but nine months suspended. He also tacked on six additional months for King violating the terms of his probation.
In August 2011, King pleaded guilty to one felony count of indecent liberties with a child and was sentenced to eight years in prison with all but two years suspended.
The girl's mother called the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 7, 2011 and filed a complaint against King.
The woman told deputies that a man had been sending graphic messages to her daughter through the Internet and by cellphone.
Prosecutors say King created a Facebook page that stated he was 23 and then "trolled" the social networking site looking for girls.
After his release from prison, King failed to register as a sex offender. Virginia law requires King to provide state police with his address at all times.
King was being held in Rockingham County Jail without bond.
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