A 31-year-old Arcadia white male was arrested for trying to solicit sex from a child using social media and molestation.
John Read is facing charges of traveling to meet after using a computer to lure a child, lewd or lascivious molestation, cruelty towards a child, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, and exposure of sexual organs to a minor.
DeSoto County deputies said the neighbor of the victim, who was identified through the pedophile’s charges as over the age of 12 but under the age of 16, gave investigators security footage that showed Read lingering in their neighborhood.
The sex terrorist was chased by deputies, resisted arrest and was tased before he was taken into custody.
The sheriff’s office did not elaborate on specifics in the case. Read is being held in the DeSoto County Jail without bond.