Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Opportunistic Perv gets Wrong Number

Man charged in text-message sex solicitation

A Price Hill man was arrested Saturday on charges he solicited sex from a teenage girl via cell phone text messages - and police say it all started with a wrong number.

Roy Martin, 33, sent a text message to a wrong number, then tried to continue a conversation with the woman whose cell phone he'd mistakenly texted, said Tom Scheben, Boone County Sheriff's Department spokesman.

To get him to leave her alone, she told him she was 14 years old. But that apparently "excited him," Scheben said. Deputies advised her to tell Martin that her 13-year-old cousin might be interested in his advances.

She provided him with the cousin's cell phone number - which was the number of a Boone County detective. He repeatedly solicited sex from the "teen" via text message, Scheben said, then arranged to meet Saturday at Florence Mall.

The "teenager" turned out to be Boone County Detective Everett Stahl, however, and Martin was arrested when he arrived at the mall.

Martin is held at the Boone County jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bond...

This from the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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