Man arrested in sting operation for soliciting teen

LAKEVIEW, Mich. (WOOD) — A sting operation led to the arrest of a 32-year-old Lakeview man who solicited a 13-year-old girl.

Investigators say that the suspect began texting with the teen girl to get her to leave her house at night and meet him for immoral purposes.

Michigan State Police set up an undercover sting operation with a female officer who arranged to meet the suspect on a dark, secluded, dirt road.

The suspect was surprised when he went to meet who he thought was the teen girl but was met instead by the officer. He was arrested for soliciting a minor for immoral purposes.

The suspect is being held at the Montcalm County Jail. His name is being withheld pending arraignment. He may face more charges after a review by the Montcalm County Prosecutors Office.

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