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Hagerstown man faces trial in sexual solicitation charges

February 28, 2007|by KAREN HANNA

A man who was arrested after a Washington County Sheriff's Department's online sting faces a trial for sexual solicitation April 5.

Kevin Lee Boyer, 29, of 11207 Marbern Road in Hagerstown, allegedly sent explicit e-mail messages to Sgt. Chris Howard, who posed in an online chat room as a 14-year-old girl.

In a series of messages, Boyer allegedly asked about what the girl was wearing, and he allegedly said he would like to do "well all sorts of adult things" with her, if they could meet, a charging document states.

At one point, Boyer allegedly explained that he could not specify what he wanted to do because "well, I am always careful of what I say in case I am talking to someone (who is) not who they say they are, hon."

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Boyer was arrested Oct. 7, 2006, near a vacant apartment, where he allegedly had arranged to meet with the person he met online. In a small case in Boyer's vehicle, police found three pornographic videos, the charging document says.

After he was arrested, Boyer allegedly told police he went to the apartment building to have sex with a girl he believed was 13 or 14 years old. He then wrote an apology letter to the girl's mother, allegedly telling her he planned on "doing sex things" with the girl.

Howard said Boyer's contact with him began almost immediately after he set up the girl's profile. He said the arrest was the first Howard and a partner have made since they began working on computer crimes a few months ago.

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