Posted at: 11/01/2013 11:15 AM
Updated at: 11/01/2013 4:22 PM
Photo: Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center
(ABC 6 NEWS) - An undercover investigation led Rochester Police to an arrest of a potential online predator.
Police arrested Anthony King by using a fake profile on website called Tagged.com. Police say an undercover officer posed as a 15-year-old girl and was immediately approached by King, who is 43-years-old.
Over a week long period the officer maintained a relationship with King, who they say, eventually sent sexual text messages and nude photos.
The officer posing as the 15-year-old eventually arranged to meet the man at a public location in Rochester on Thursday for sexual purposes.
A team of officers was instead waiting for him.
According to police it was very clear that King knew he was supposed to meet up with a 15-year-old girl.
This was the first time Rochester Police have done an investigation of this nature. They say they are only scratching the surface of the issue.