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Braxton Co. man charged with attempted assault, soliciting minor on Facebook

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CHARLESTON, WV -

West Virginia State Police arrested a man after he was accused of attempted sexual assault and soliciting a minor via Facebook.

Harry Hinkel, Jr., 22, of Gassaway, was on probation for grand larceny when officers arrested him at his home last week.  He was taken to Central Regional Jail Thursday.  Troopers said Hinkel knew the minor he lured over the Internet.

A probation revocation hearing is set for Wednesday.

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