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Police: Man on Facebook arranged to meet minor at middle school


Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Special Victims Division-Youth Crimes Unit arrested a man they say went arranged a meeting with a juvenile he met online.

Aran G. Cox, 27, met the juvenile on Facebook, which resulted in ongoing electronic interactions of a sexual nature, and eventually arranged to meet the victim at an area middle school, CMPD told WBTV.

CMPD Youth Crimes Detectives, Providence Division Officers, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Law Enforcement collaborated to arrest the Cox when he arrived at the school, officials said.

Cox was taken to CMPD headquarters where he was then interviewed by Youth Crimes Detectives before being transported to the Mecklenburg County Intake Center.

He was charged with solicitation of a child by computer or other electronic device to commit an unlawful sex act resulting in appearance at a meeting location, third degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and disseminating obscene material to a minor under 16.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at (704)334-1600.

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