Portsia Smith covers Louisa County crime and news.
Jury trial set for Canadian man
A two-day jury trial was set in Louisa County today for a Canadian man facing 22 counts of soliciting a child under the age of 15 over the Internet for sex.
Alan J. Sauve, 46, of Ontario, Canada was arrested in November as a result of a 10-month investigation by the Louisa County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and began with an actual solicitation of a Louisa teen.
Once the solicitation was reported, detectives assumed the girl’s online identity and began communicating with Sauve, and arranged a place to meet in Michigan on Nov. 13.
Sauve was arrested without incident by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents and is awaiting extradition to Virginia.
At a hearing this morning, Sauve pleaded not guilty and the court set the case for a jury trial on June 1 and June 2.
Sauve is being held without bail pending trial.