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FRANKLIN -- A Franklin man is accused of child sex crimes, including prostitution and solicitation.

48-year-old Robert Edward Lyons Jr. was arrested following an investigation at his home on Hayden Drive and his barber shop business on South Street, Capt. Tim Whitt told WVEC.com.

The investigation began August 20, he added.

Lyons Jr. is charged with one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, three counts of prostitution, solicitation of a minor less than 16 years of age and four counts of possession of a firearm/ammunition by a convicted felon.

Based upon evidence gathered during the investigation, he may have had contact with other juveniles, Whitt stated.

Detectives would like to hear from any other potential victims, or anyone who feels they may have information related to this event. Contact Detective Corporal Karl Boone or Detective Randall Bailey at 757-562-8597.

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