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Man Arrested For Approaching Boys In Richmond

Richmond police arrest a man they say was trying to pay young boys for sex.

Police tell 27NEWSFIRST they've received several complaints about Herbert Hager over the past three weeks. They say Hager approached boys in the downtown area and offered them money in exchange for sex. They say all of the boys Hager approached were under the age of 16.

Hager is now in jail, charged with three counts of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor in the first degree.

Richmond police say Hager's case is similar to an incident that happened on EKU's campus last week. A twelve year old boy told his parents he was approached by a man in front of Todd and Dupree Halls. The boy said the man offered him cigarettes, money, and alchol if the boy would talk to him for 30 minutes. A safety alert was issued for campus following the incident.

Police say there are differences in the incidents, but they are looking into the possiblity they could be connected.

Police tell 27NEWSFIRST they've received several complaints about Herbert Hager over the past three weeks. They say Hager approached boys in the downtown area and offered them money in exchange for sex. They say all of the boys Hager approached were under the age of 16.

Hager is now in jail, charged with three counts of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor in the first degree.

Richmond police say Hager's case is similar to an incident that happened on EKU's campus last week. A twelve year old boy told his parents he was approached by a man in front of Todd and Dupree Halls. The boy said the man offered him cigarettes, money, and alchol if the boy would talk to him for 30 minutes. A safety alert was issued for campus following the incident.

Police say there are differences in the incidents, but they are looking into the possiblity they could be connected.


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