Mid-South Man Accused of Soliciting Sex with Teen Girl on Craigslist
(Humboldt, TN) A West Tennessee man is accused of trying to have sex with a young girl he met on Craigslist.
62-year-old James Ledbetter was arrested Friday night and charged with Solicitation of Aggravated Statutory Rape.
Investigators say Ledbetter met the girl through a Craigslist ad and later exchanged emails and texts messages with her.
Police say he arranged to meet her at a fast food restaurant where he planned to take her to her home for sex.
Ledbetter was arrested when he showed up for that meeting.
According to a preliminary investigation, investigators say this may not be the first time he’s tried to solicit sex with a minor.