The Times West Virginian

November 26, 2013

Fairview man charged with soliciting minor

By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — The Bridgeport Police Department has arrested a Fairview man for soliciting who he believed to be a 15-year-old girl on the Internet.

Benji Allen Tustin, 35, responded to an advertisement for sexual relations on a social media website and began a text message conversation with the girl, according to a criminal complaint. Tustin said what he wanted to do to the girl and arranged to meet with her, according to a criminal complaint. Tustin said he would be driving a white Chevrolet Silverado truck.

Bridgeport police saw the truck in Bridgeport near the meeting time and place and arrested Tustin.

Tustin is charged with soliciting a minor via computer.

• Two Marion County men are among 10 individuals from the Clarksburg Division and 22 individuals statewide who had their supervised release revoked for violating terms and conditions imposed by the U.S. District Court.

Presided by Judge Irene M. Keeley, Clarksburg Division revocations are:

• Steve Haller, 45, of Fairmont. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison for attempting to defeat drug tests and failure to submit fine payments.


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