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Virginia Seaside man sentenced to 15 years after making an attempt to interact in intercourse acts with minor

ISLE OF WIGHT, VA. (WAVY) – A Virginia Beach man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting sexual acts with a person he believed to be a minor.

Chad Poro, who was 36 at the time of his January 2020 arrest, pleaded guilty Monday to using a communication device to solicit sexual acts by minors.

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Poro was originally charged with six communication device use counts to prompt a minor to expose genitals or to expose genitals to a minor, six communication device use counts to solicit sexual activity from a minor, and a distribution count of certain drugs for those under the age of 18.

Investigators worked with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to investigate Poro and its online activities during 2019, the sheriff’s office said.

During the investigation, authorities said Poro tried to engage in sexual acts with a person he believed to be a minor. This person was actually an undercover investigator.

Poro has been sentenced to 40 years, 25 years probation, which means he will be behind bars for 15 years.