HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP)- A convicted sex offender is facing new charges involving a minor.
Virginia State Police say 38-year-old Travis W. Sorrells of Raphine is accused of soliciting sex online from a person he thought was a female teenager. The person was an undercover law enforcement officer.
Sorrells was arrested Friday in Harrisonburg. He's charged with online sexual solicitation of a minor.
Sorrells is a former state police trooper who was convicted in 2005 in Stafford Circuit Court on charges of taking indecent liberties and using electronic means to procure a minor. He was sentenced to 10 years in prion with all but a year and nine months suspended.
Sorrells was a state trooper stationed in Appomattox at the time of his 2004 arrest in that case.