Smithfield man arrested on sex-with-minor charges

Published 1:47 am Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Smithfield man Friday on charges of soliciting sex with a minor.

According to Lt. Tommy Potter, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, 38-year-old Chad Callahan of the 100 block of Butlers Point Lane is charged with use of a communications device to solicit a sexual act from a child and taking indecent liberties with children. Callahan was remanded to the Western Tidewater Regional Jail and was later issued a $10,000 secured bond with conditions.

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Potter said the investigation began after Isle of Wight County’s Department of Social Services was made aware of communications received by a child, then referred the matter to the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators executed a search warrant at Callahan’s home and then arrested him on felony warrants.