Mora County cadet arrested on child solicitation charges

Posted at: 08/23/2013 1:50 PM
Updated at: 08/23/2013 1:51 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

A cadet with the Mora County Sheriff's Office is accused of asking an underage girl for sex.

Mark Preller was arrested in Farmington on child solicitation charges. The San Juan County Sheriff's office said Preller sent a message online to an undercover deputy who was posing as a girl.

Preller also communicated with the deputy via text message, according to the sheriff's office.

He was arrested Thursday afternoon at the police academy.