Overton County man arrested for soliciting 12-year-old girl

Overton County man arrested for soliciting 12-year-old girl

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Ryan Bartger Clark (Source: Knox County) Ryan Bartger Clark (Source: Knox County)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Middle Tennessee man was arrested by Knoxville police for trying to solicit an underage girl online.

Ryan Bartger Clark, 21, of Monterey, was arrested after investigation found that he had been sending inappropriate text messages to a 12-year-old girl via Facebook.

The girl's parents contacted Knoxville police's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), which began an undercover operation into Clark's activities.

Clark was charged with three counts of solicitation of a minor.  

Clark is being held on a $25,000 bond at the Knox County Detention Facility. 

 

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