HARRISONBURG — A Rockingham County grand jury indicted an Elkton man Monday, accusing him of attempting to solicit what he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
Derek William Hulvey, 32, was indicted on one felony count of indecent liberties with a child and one felony count of committing a sexual offense with a minor by computer.
Following his indictment, he appeared in Rockingham County Circuit Court. Judge Bruce Albertson scheduled Hulvey to appear in court again on April 4 for a plea hearing.
Hulvey was arrested on Dec. 19 when he showed up to meet the girl, who turned out to be an undercover police officer with the Washington, D.C.-Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children task force. The task force includes officers from the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, Harrisonburg Police Department and Virginia State Police.
Police say the case was more unusual because he arrived with his three young children in tow at an undisclosed Harrisonburg location, where he had agreed to meet the “girl” with whom he had been soliciting sex.
Hulvey’s three children, ages 6 months and 1 and 2 years old, were in his vehicle when he arrived at the scene, police allege. Arrangements were made to safely return the children to their mother after the arrest.
In addition to arranging a meeting with the “girl,” police say, Hulvey also agreed to a price for sexual acts to be performed.
Hulvey was held overnight at Rockingham County Jail and released on a $2,500 secured bond.