A Patrick Springs man was arrested following an investigation by the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff Dan Smith.
Roger Ramon Villarreal, 69, of Dogwood Road, was arrested Thursday evening on one count each sexual battery of a minor and solicitation of child pornography, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
Smith said the arrest was prompted by an alleged inappropriate relationship with a female minor beginning when she was 14-years-old.
“Evidence suggests that the relationship had continued until the present,” Smith said, adding the alleged victim now is 16-years-old.
Villarreal is being held without bail in the Patrick County Jail.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information pertaining to this case is asked to contact Investigator Tennille Jessup at (276) 692-5885.