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Man arrested after soliciting online detective posing as teen

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LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) -

A 29-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly requested sexual photographs from a teen and tried to arrange a meeting. 

According to the Louisiana State Police, the investigation was launched in late December. An undercover detective was working various online social networking sites when contact was made with John James Lee of Lafayette. 

"Lee was seeking a child under the age of 15 for a sexual encounter," Stephen Hammons, Louisiana State Police, said. "During the investigation, Lee requested sexual photographs of the child. Detectives, still posing as a child, arranged a meeting with Lee at a location in Lafayette Parish." 

Lee arrived at the meeting location on Thursday, Jan. 2. He was arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. He is charged with computer aided solicitation of a minor and production of child pornography. His bond is set at $80,000. 

The FBI assisted with this investigation. The case is part of "Operation Child Watch." 

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