January 9, 2010
A Louisa County jury has recommended a 100-year sentence for a Henrico County man convicted of five counts of soliciting a child for sex over the Internet.
Prosecutors say 55-year-old George Spiker met what he believed was a 13-year-old girl online last year and that he offered her clothing, jewelry and money for college while soliciting her for sex and exposing himself to her using a webcam.
When Spiker showed up to meet the girl Feb. 19, officers from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested him.
Spiker previously was convicted of sexual assault of a minor in West Virginia.
Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Garrett says Friday's 100 year recommended sentence is a record for that type of offense in Virginia.
Spiker will be sentenced March 15.
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