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Man accidentally hires undercover agent to kill young girl after sexually assaulting her

By Mason White 2:22 PM June 25, 2014
Ryan Heith Darter 

By: Devansh Dutt
A man is facing a long prison sentence after he tired to have a girl killed.

The man of Virginia, was initially arrested after he was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting the girl.

When he was freed on bond, 27-year-old Ryan Heith Darter, decided to kill the girl so she cannot testify against him.

Darter thought he found someone willing to do the job and kill the girl for him. However, that man turned out to be an undercover agent of the Virginia State Police Department.

According to police, Darter wanted the victim dead so she cannot be a witness in the case pending against him in Roanoke County.

Darter was arrested and charged with abduction with intent to defile and animate object penetration, according to court records.

When State Police first learned that Darter was looking to hire someone to kill the alleged victim they knew that they had to act fast.

An undercover agent contacted him by phone. Over the course of four telephone conversations, the undercover agent told Darter that the price for his “work” would be $2,000 – with a 10 percent down payment.

Darter agreed to those terms and told the undercover agent he was working to get the money. Darter was arrested again and was charged with soliciting a murder for hire.

Darter’s lawyer, Melvin Williams, said that the case began with a tip from a confidential informant, but declined to give more details.