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31-year-old man charged for sexual assault against a minor

PATRICK COUNTY, VA – An Ararat man has been arrested for multiple acts of sexual assault against a minor, according to Patrick County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Steve Austin.

31-year-old Justin Sinclair Hawks, of The Hollow Road, was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated sexual battery of a minor, object sexual penetration of a minor, and production of child pornography.

Lieutenant Austin stated that the investigation revealed alleged disturbing evidence that led to Hawks’ arrest, and that he is being held without bond.

Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.

If anyone has information relating to this case or any other case involving child sexual assault, investigator Tennille Jessup can be contacted at 276-692-5885.

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