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Spotsylvania man, 77, faces sex charges
By KEITH EPPS
A 77-year-old Spotsylvania man was charged with multiple sex offenses following an investigation that began Thursday when a man found “inappropriate and provocative” pictures of his 11-year-old daughter on the suspect’s bedroom wall, police said.
Jimmie Will Rodgers of the 10000 block of Piney Branch Road is charged with three counts of animate object sexual penetration and two counts of aggravated sexual battery.
Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Harvey said the victim’s father went into Rodgers’ bedroom Thursday and found the pictures prominently displayed. He called the Sheriff’s Office and Detective Pattye Harper began an investigation.
Harper learned of offenses that occurred between April and this month at the Rodgers residence, police said. Harvey said the girl has been at the home quite a bit with Rodgers and his wife, and seemed unaware she was being photographed in most of the pictures.
Harvey said he was not sure why the father went into the bedroom Thursday or how the wife could not have been aware of the pictures.
Rodgers was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.