Man accused of driving to Knoxville to have sex with underage girl

John Overstreet (Courtesy: Knox County Sheriff's Office via WATE)
John Overstreet (Courtesy: Knox County Sheriff's Office via WATE)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A Middle Tennessee man was arrested earlier this month for allegedly traveling to Knoxville for the purpose of having sex with a 12-year-old girl.

The girl turned out to be an undercover police officer, and now John Overstreet is charged with attempted enticement of a minor.

Court documents say the undercover officer set up a profile on a website known as a haven for finding opportunities to sexually exploit children and was contacted by a user officials later determined to be Overstreet.

Arrangements were made for him to travel to Knoxville to have sexual relations with the fictitious 12-year-old girl.

When Overstreet arrived at the predetermined meeting spot on Dec. 13, he was taken into custody.

Overstreet has pleaded not guilty. A trial date has been set for February.