NEW: Police: JMU Student Tried To Solicit 'Teen' Online

Posted: May 6, 2014

Matthew T. Priebe was arrested by JMU police last week. He was charged with attempting to expose sexual parts to a child and use of electronic means to solicit sex from a child. (Photo by Courtesy Photo)

HARRISONBURG — The James Madison University Police Department arrested a student last week after authorities say he tried to solicit sex from a child online.

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office requested that JMU police arrest Matthew T. Priebe, said Bill Wyatt, a university spokesman. He directed further questions to the sheriff’s office, but the deputy handling the case was unavailable for comment this afternoon.

According to the Staunton News Leader, Priebe, 24, contacted an undercover investigator posing as a 13-year-old girl online on April 29. He sent a photo of his genitals to the “girl,” and requested sex from the fake teen.

Following his arrest Thursday, he was released from Middle River Regional Jail in Verona after posting a $10,000 bond, the newspaper reported.

Priebe is charged with attempting to expose sexual parts to a child and use of electronic means to solicit sex from a child. He is scheduled to appear in Augusta County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on June 25, the Staunton paper says.



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