Sheriff: Caldwell man sought sex with underage girl via text

Sheriff: Caldwell man sought sex with underage girl via text
CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) - A 27-year-old Caldwell man has been booked into the Canyon County jail after officials say he was seeking sex with an underage girl.

Last week, The Canyon County Sheriff's Office says Michael Joe Brown arrived a local attraction to meet with who he thought was a minor girl. But waiting for him, officials say, were detectives with the sheriff's office.

Police say Brown has been soliciting sexual intercourse from a juvenile female by text.

Brown started off soliciting sex from an actual juvenile female, however, shortly into this back and forth correspondence, investigators assumed the identity of the child and took over communication with the suspect, Sgt. Christopher McCormick told KBOI-TV.

He's now been charged with felony sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 16. He's being held on a $150,000 bond.