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McDowell County man arrested for sex crimes

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George Truhlar arrested in Crumpler, WV in connection with sex crimes out of Rich Creek, VA George Truhlar arrested in Crumpler, WV in connection with sex crimes out of Rich Creek, VA

 Law enforcement officers in West Virginia arrested a man in Crumpler, WV on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  George Allan Truhlar, 22, was a fugitive from Virginia.

Troopers from the Princeton and McDowell County detachments of the West Virginia State Police assisted members of the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force in searching Truhlar's home.  According to Sgt. Melissa Clemons with the Crimes Against Children Unit, Truhlar would exchange sexually explicit photos and videos with teens online.  Clemons said that Truhlar's victims were as young as 13-years-old. 

Truhlar was wanted by the Rich Creek Police Department on charges of Indecent Liberties and Encouraging Explicit Material.  Clemons said that not all of victims were from West Virginia and Virginia.  Some of the victims were from further away, including California. 

Truhlar is being held in the Southwestern Regional Jail until he can be extradited to Virginia.  Sgt. Clemons said that if there are any other victims that have not come forward, they should contact her at Child Protect at 304-425-2710.

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