ROANOKE — He was 38. She was 15.
Their relationship started in cyberspace but quickly turned physical.
Dewey Edward Nelson, a Hillsville man who used the name "Jolly Rancha" on MySpace, was held up by federal prosecutors Thursday as a warning about the dangers of the online world.
"Take this issue seriously," Tim Heaphy, U.S. attorney for the Western
District of Virginia, urged parents in a press conference held immediately after a federal court hearing in which Nelson was sentenced to 13 years in prison.