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According to investigators, 33-year-old Marcus Salley – who teaches in Stafford County – engaged in the relationship with the underage victim, who lives in another state, over a messaging app.
Police began investigating in September after the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office received a tip.
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A Stafford Resource Officer initiated the investigation before turning it over to Fredericksburg police.
Salley faces two charges of indecent liberties with a child and an addition charge of solicitation to possess child pornography.
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He is currently jailed without bond.