Ohio man arrested in Bridgeport after police say he solicited a minor

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An Ohio man was arrested in Bridgeport after police said he attempted to have sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl.

Officers with the Bridgeport Police Department said that on January 25, James Scott, 31, of Hudson, Ohio made contact with a profile of a 15-year-old girl via a social media website. Officers said Scott began a conversation with the girl and then began texting her.

During the conversations, Scott told the girl that he wanted to have sex with her and that we would come from Ohio to meet with her and have sex at a local hotel, according to police.

On Friday, February 1, Scott came to Bridgeport to pick up the girl to have sex with her, police said. Officers said a traffic stop was performed on Scott’s vehicle and he was take into custody. According to police, Scott admitted to all accusations. 

According to a criminal complaint, Scott had been charged with soliciting a minor via computer. 

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