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Elderly man charged for using 'medieval stocks' to commit sex crimes against children

76-year-old Ashley Lynn Hall was charged with two counts of sex crimes including compelling prostitution and corruption of a minor. (Courtesy: Guernsey County Sheriff)

A Guernsey County man was charged with felony sex crimes after he allegedly placed victims in "medieval stocks."

Police said 76-year-old Ashley Lynn Hall was charged with two counts of sex crimes including compelling prostitution and corruption of a minor.

Hall allegedly placed victims in "medieval stocks" and penetrated them with a purple sex toy. Police said the crimes were committed against several children. Police said Hall enticed victims with favors including transportation, cigarettes, and money.

The crimes were alleged to have occurred at Hall's residence in the 600 block of East Main Street in Cumberland. A search was conducted on Wednesday. Police said they found sex toys, medieval stocks, and pornographic material.

Hall was arrested during the search. Police said he admitted to having children perform sexual acts in his presence on several occasions. He also admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old per police.

A bond had yet to be set.

ABC 6/FOX 28 will continue to follow this developing story.



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