Inmate charged in attempted murder-for-hire plot

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate tried to hire someone to kill a 13-year-old girl he's accused of molesting, and her mother.

Multiple news outlets report 22-year-old Tyrone Maurice Warren is charged with two counts of criminal solicitation to commit murder and two counts of attempted murder. He remains in the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

Stafford County Sheriff's Office spokesman Bill Kennedy says an investigation began Nov. 24 after a detective learned that Warren was seeking to have the girl and her mother killed. Kennedy says Warren called an undercover officer posing as a "hit man" and offered to pay $5,000 to have the two killed.

Police say the calls made from the jail were recorded.

Warren was charged in August with sodomy by force of the teen.

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