- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man is facing charges after authorities say he tried to solicit sex from an undercover detective posing as a 13-year-old child on the internet.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office tells news outlets 45-year-old Reid Rago of Aventura was arrested Tuesday on charges of solicitation of a child and traveling to meet a minor.

Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Joy Oglesby says a detective contacted Rago last month using an online forum where Rago had posted that he was looking to have sex with a young child.

Investigators say the conversation turned sexual and Rago sent photos of himself to the detective, who he thought was a teenager.

Rago was taken into custody Tuesday in Dania Beach after Oglesby says after he tried to meet up with the detective for sex.

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