Alabama man arrested for soliciting a minor for sex

Alabama man arrested for soliciting a minor for sex (Image 1)
Alabama man arrested for soliciting a minor for sex (Image 1)

An Alabama man was apprehended in Hickman County for soliciting a minor for sex.

On Wednesday, the Hickman County Sheriff's Office received a criminal complaint from the father of an 11-year-old juvenile.

The father told police that his child had been receiving illicit text messages from an adult.

An investigation revealed that 46-year-old Robert Thornton was enticing the 11-year-old victim to meet with him late at night in a secluded area.

Surveillance was put in place and Thornton was apprehended in the parking lot of Nunnelly Church of Christ while attempting to meet with the child.

Police collected evidence such as a cell phone and other items that were of sexual nature.

Thornton is being charged with solicitation of a minor and resisting arrest.

He is being held without bond.

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