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Police: Knoxville man arrested for trying to meet teen for sex

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A Knoxville man was arrested Thursday afternoon after police said he tried to meet a teenage girl for sex.

Knoxville police say Darius Piarre Jones, 29, was communicating with a 15-year-old girl via "electronic communication" and agreed to meet the girl to have sex. Jones also asked the girl to send him photos of her breasts.

When he was arrested, police said Jones also had marijuana on him.

Jones is charged with solicitation of a minor, exploitation of a minor by electronic means and possession of marijuana.

He is being held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a $30,500 bond.

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