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Powhatan man charged with child sex crimes

Posted at 6:25 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 18:26:07-04

POWHATAN, Va. -- A Powhatan man has been arrested and charged with child sex crimes after deputies say he tried to have sex with a 14-year-old child.

Robert Wensley Brizendine, 54, was arrested Wednesday, October. 28 after traveling to attempt to have sex with who he thought was a 14-year-old child, according to the Powhatan Sheriff Office.

"Brizendine traveled from his home in Powhatan to another location in Powhatan expecting to meet a 14-year-old child, but was instead met by Powhatan Sheriff Office deputies," a police spokesperson said.

Brizendine has been charged with two counts of soliciting a child under the age of 15 for sexual purposes and four counts of using a communication system to expose his genitals to a child under the age of 15.

He is currently being held in Piedmont Regional Jail with no bond.

Anyone with additional information about Brizendine is asked to contact Det. Austin Schwartz at (804) 598-5656.