A man convicted in January of using Craigslist to arrange a meeting with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl was received a five-year suspended jail sentence with an additional five years of supervised probation June 6 in Loudoun County Circuit Court.
Jose Lenin Parra Camargo, 43, pleaded guilty Jan. 26 to one count of electronic solicitation of a minor younger than 15. He was sentenced by Judge Donald M. Haddock to a total active sentence of five years in the Virginia Department of corrections.
According to court document, Parra Camargo responded in early March 2017 to a Craigslist post from a Leesburg Police Department detective posing as a 14-year-old girl. Parra Camargo and the detective engaged in an ongoing conversation with the “fourteen-year-old” that was sexual in nature.
On April 13, 2017, Parra Camargo was arrested when he arrived at an arranged meeting location with the expectation of meeting the teenager for sexual purposes.
Haddock imposed an additional five years of suspended time. Upon his release, Parra Camargo will be placed on five years of supervised probation.
Pursuant to Virginia’s Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry Act, Parra Camargo also will be required to register as a sex offender. Information about the Virginia’s Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry and those on it can be found on the Virginia State Police sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov.