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Fort Eustis soldier charged with trying to solicit a juvenile online

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Sep 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-20 21:07:41-04

A Fort Eustis soldier has been arrested and charged for using a computer to communicate inappropriately with someone he thought was a teenage girl.

The Newport News Police Department Cyber Crimes Detective assisted officials from the Bedford Virginia Sheriff’s Office Thursday with the arrest of a Newport News man wanted for three counts of using a communications system for soliciting certain acts against a juvenile.

Police say 30-year-old Scott Anthony Fare of the 1800 block of Woodbridge Drive in Newport News was arrested without incident on Thursday morning and was placed in the custody of the Newport News City Jail.

Fare is accused of using a computer to inappropriately communicate with who he thought to be a 14-year-old female.

The Newport News detective is a member of the FBI/Peninsula Innocent Images Task Force, and was contacted by the Bedford County investigator who is a member of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children task force. Both task forces investigate computer crimes involving children, police say.

According to officials, Fare will be transferred to Bedford County for prosecution.