Johnson County Sheriff's officers arrested a 22-year-old Lawrence man Wednesday afternoon and allege that he solicited a meeting for sex with an underage girl.
Master Deputy Tom Erickson said the man showed up at a meeting in Johnson County expecting to meet a girl he had conversed with on the Internet. Instead, a group of deputies met the man and took him into custody.
During his Internet sessions, the man had actually been chatting with a sheriff's deputy, who regularly conducts the sting operations and acts like teenagers during chats.
The man was booked into Johnson County Jail and charged with electronic solicitation of a child, Erickson said. He remained in jail Thursday on $10,000 bond.
Erickson said the Internet-sting operations have resulted in 35 arrests this year.
The Journal-World does not generally name those accused of sex crimes.