NEW: Elkton Man Pleads Guilty To Soliciting Child

Posted: April 16, 2014

Daily News-Record

An Elkton man accused of attempting to solicit a 14-year-old girl, who turned out to be an undercover officer, pleaded guilty Monday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

Derek William Hulvey, 32, pleaded 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 Bruce Albertson scheduled Hulvey to be sentenced on June 25.

Hulvey faces up to 15 years in prison.

He was arrested on Dec. 19, following an investigation in which he chatted online for sexual purposes with someone he believed to be a minor.

Police say Hulvey was arrested when he showed up to meet the "girl," who actually was a member of 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 also say he arrived at the undisclosed Harrisonburg location with three young children in his vehicle. 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 released from the Rockingham County Jail on a $2,500 secured bond.



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