The following case was decided June 20 in Appomattox County Circuit Court with Judge S. Anderson Nelson presiding:
Larry Arnold Hubbard, Jr., 24, of Spout Spring, was sentenced to serve four years with 16 years suspended on felony child sex solicitation charges.
Hubbard was charged with two counts of computer solicitation of a child and two counts of indecent liberties with a proposed sex act. He had pleaded guilty to the charges March 3.
The incidents allegedly took place in 2016 and 2017, according to court records. Hubbard had previously received a suspended sentenced in 2016 of taking indecent liberties with a minor. He was arrested for the most recent crimes on Sept. 27, 2018.
He allegedly did not have physical sexual contact with the victims.
Appomattox County Commonwealth’s Attorney Les Fleet noted Hubbard’s pattern of unacceptable, repetitive behavior and suggested that he be evaluated for eligibility to enter the Sex Offender Residential Treatment Program (SORT) through the Virginia Department of Corrections while he is incarcerated.
Judge Nelson said that Hubbard immediately picked up where he left off after his prior sentencing by making contact with a minor the same day he was sentenced to suspended time.
Upon release, Hubbard is also ordered to adhere to 30 years good behavior, three years supervised probation, no internet or social media access, no contact with the victims, no smart phone devices, and to register as a sex offender. Hubbard is only permitted to use a standard phone, such as a flip phone. He is not permitted unsupervised contact with minors and is to have no position of authority over minors.
Hubbard also was found guilty of a probation violation, for which five years was revoked and resuspended.
He has spent some time in jail, which may be credited to time served.
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