PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - A Pace resident was arrested Thursday, August 1 after Pensacola Police said an investigation determined he drove to Pensacola under the pretense of having pre-arranged sex with a 13-year-old female.
Eric Crist, 23, was charged with traveling to meet a minor and using a 2-way communication device to facilitate the felony.
Detective Jeff Brown began investigating Crist on July 23 after reading an advertisement Crist had placed on the internet seeking a female sex partner. Police said in the ad, Crist said that age, size and race were unimportant.
Investigators said Brown then contacted Crist via e-mail and asked if he would be interested in having sex with his 13-year-old "daughter." After several communications between them, officials said Crist said he wanted to have sex with the juvenile.
Brown and Crist arranged a meeting for August 1. Crist was taken into custody without resistance at the scene.
The investigation is continuing, Brown said.
Members of the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force assisted the Pensacola Police Department with the investigation.
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