PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A 35-year-old man was arrested after attempting to solicit sex from what he thought was a 14-year-old child in Pinellas County.
The St. Petersburg Police Department said during an undercover operation on December 29 Jaciel Tellez-Arroyo attempted to solicit sex from one of their officers who he believed was a 14-year-old girl. During his solicitation, Tellez-Arroyo sent lewd photos of himself and offered to pay the officer so they could meet.
Police arrested Tellez-Arroyo on January 2 at his Tarpon Springs home. He is facing up to five years for each of the following third degree felonies;
- Use of a computer to seduce/solicit/entice a child to commit sex acts.
- Travel to seduce, solicit, lure a child to commit sex acts.
- Transmission of materials harmful to minors to a minor by electronic device or Equipment.