New Zealand man indicted for Virginia incident

This photo provided by the Goochland County Sheriff's Office shows a New Zealand passport photo, of Troy George Skinner. A Virginia sheriff says the New Zealand man who went to the home of a 14-year-old girl he had communicated with online was shot by the girl's mother. Skinner was shot Friday, June 22, 2018 after he allegedly smashed a glass door and tried to enter the girl's Goochland, Va., home. Sheriff James Agnew said Skinner bought a knife and duct tape after arriving in the U.S. last week. (New Zealand Passport Office/ Goochland County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) -- A federal grand jury has indicted a New Zealand man who authorities say was shot while trying to break into a Virginia girl's home.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the grand jury on Wednesday indicted 25-year-old Troy George Skinner on four counts of production of child pornography, kidnapping and attempted kidnapping.

Authorities have said Skinner was shot and wounded by the 14-year-old girl's mother after arriving uninvited in June and smashing a glass door to try to get inside.

Investigators believe Skinner contacted the girl through an internet application that allows video game players to communicate. His charges say he used the teen to produce child porn. Authorities say he persisted when she tried to stop communicating with him.

The report didn't include comment from Skinner or representatives.



 
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