Former WSLS-TV reporter charged with online solicitation of a minor

A Roanoke man is facing multiple charges after state police said a special agent assigned to the Northern Virginia-Washington, D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested him.

Police said Jarett D. Henshaw, 35, was arrested March 27 on three felony counts of online solicitation of a minor in Rockingham County.

He has since been released on bond.

State Police said the charges stem from an undercover, online operation during which he solicited the ICAC Task Force investigator.

They said the special agent's investigative, online profile was an underage girl.

Police said through the course of the investigation, Henshaw was identified as the coordinator of a private, online chat room that has engaged with numerous unknown minors.

Now, state police is encouraging anyone with information about Henshaw, the chat room, or any victims to contact ICAC Task Force by email at

Henshaw is a former WSLS employee.

Additional information can be found HERE from ABC-13 WSET.


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