Greene County, VA

June 2020 – A Canadian truck driver has been arrested after allegedly soliciting a Greene County minor, according to law enforcement officers.

Patrick Adam Lawrence, 61, was arrested June 5 in an operation by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children unit.

Lawrence connected with what he thought was a 14-year-old child in Greene County through an online application; the person was actually a law enforcement officer, according to a news release.

Lawrence continued the contact over the course of a month as he was traveling around the U.S. driving a tractor-trailer. He was arrested in Buffalo, New York, on June 5 as he was preparing to cross back into Canada.

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