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Man arrested in Franklin on child prostitution charges

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Franklin Police have arrested a 48-year-old man on several charges, including prostitution of a minor.

Police say they initiated the investigation on August 20th and it eventually led them to serving search warrants at a residence in the 600 block of Hayden Drive and a business in the 800 block of South Street.

As a result of the investigation, 48-year-old Robert Edward Lyons Jr. was charged with one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, three counts of prostitution/solicitation of a minor under 16, and four counts of possession of a firearm/ammunition by a convicted felon.

Franklin Police Detectives say they 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.