A Louisa County man was sentenced Monday to a record 100 years in prison for allegedly soliciting sex from whom he thought was a minor.
George Spiker, 55, was convicted in January of five felonies stemming from an online sting operation last year. During the operation, Louisa detectives posed as a 13-year-old girl. Spiker was found guilty of soliciting sex. He also had a previous sexual assault conviction.
A jury recommended 20 years in prison for Spiker for each count. A judge agreed, and the century-long sentence officially became the longest ever handed down in Virginia for such a case.
"We are pleased that Spiker will not have the opportunity to harm another child," said Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney Thomas A. Garrett.