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Police: Arrest in Child Solicitation Sting

Month-long investigation ends when man travels to meet minor, according to Leesburg Police Department.

Nicholas Joseph Coletto, 68, of Alexandria, was charged with use of a communications system to contact a minor, which is a Class 5 Felony. Leesburg Police.
Nicholas Joseph Coletto, 68, of Alexandria, was charged with use of a communications system to contact a minor, which is a Class 5 Felony. Leesburg Police.
Leesburg Police Department has arrested an Alexandria man who travelled to the Loudoun area town to meet who he believed to be a minor he'd met online, according to a Leesburg Police Department release. He had actually been communicating with a police officer pretending to be a minor.

Nicholas Joseph Coletto, 68, of Alexandria, was charged with use of a communications system to contact a minor, which is a Class 5 Felony. 

On Feb. 25, the Leesburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section began an investigation into inappropriate electronic communications from a man to a Leesburg Police Detective posing as a juvenile.

"Over the next several weeks, through back and forth electronic communications, the suspect began to make several inquiries that were of a sexual nature," according to the police statement.

On March 24, Coletto agreed to meet with the “juvenile” he was having the conversations with. At the designated meeting location, the suspect was detained and subsequently arrested, according to police.

Coletto was ordered held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.
Rick Tocchet March 26, 2014 at 08:50 AM
Wow, keep him locked up.
Rick Young March 26, 2014 at 12:32 PM
Pedophiles should be executed as they will eventually be released and will be able to HUNT again. To many ultra liberals and religious wacko's protecting, hiding and enabling these sick freaks. The bleeding hearts are as sick as the freaks they try to protect from the hang man. Pedophiles should not get a second chance to strike. You don't treat a venomous snake like a buddy.
Demian March 26, 2014 at 05:31 PM
I think this guy was a teacher before he retired. Wonder if he has other victims.
Debbie March 28, 2014 at 06:18 PM
Maybe if our society taught men there's more to being a man than focusing on sex all the time, we'd stop having such freakazoids like this around.

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