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Man charged with soliciting young girl on Internet

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PROVIDENCE -

Rhode Island state police have arrested a Providence man and charged him with indecent solicitation of a child, the second such case in two years against the 19-year-old suspect.

Police announced Friday that investigators arrested Scott Andriole as they searched his Eliza Street home on Thursday.

Authorities received information alleging that Andriole was asking an underage girl for sexually orientated images and video through a social media website. Police obtained a search warrant and seized some digital material from his residence.

Andriole is already facing a charge from October 2012 that he used Facebook to solicit a 12-year-old girl. That case is pending.

He has been arraigned on the new charge and was ordered held as a bail violator.

It was not immediately if Andriole has retained an attorney.

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