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Franklin man arrested on soliciting charges

Kenneth Crowder

FRANKLIN

A Franklin man is in custody on charges related to soliciting a minor.

On Nov. 25, Southampton County Sheriff’s Office detectives executed a search warrant in the 34000 block of Brookside Court in Franklin, according to information provided by Maj. Camden Cobb, spokesman for the county agency.

Kenneth Crowder, 68, was arrested without incident for two felony counts of using electronic means to solicit a minor. Additional charges may be pending as the investigation continues.

Southampton County detectives worked closely with the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Franklin Probation and Parole and the Southampton County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office during this investigation, said Cobb.

Crowder is being held in the Southampton County Jail without bond.