A man has been arrested for trying to meet a minor for sex, according to authorities.
Michael Cody Eslick, 27, was arrested on suspicion of electronically making a lewd or indecent proposal to a child under 16 years of age for the child to have sexual relations with the accused, according to a LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office news release.
“The arrest was made after a six-month investigation of Eslick attempting to meet a 14-year-old female for the purposes of having sexual relations,” the news release states.
Eslick had been messaging the girl, requesting “topless” pictures of her and asking her to have sex with him, the news release states.
An undercover investigator set up a meeting with Eslick in Heavener, but Eslick did not show up. However, he was located at the Choctaw Travel Plaza, and Tribal Police arrested him for an outstanding felony warrant, according to the news release.
Investigators interviewed Eslick, and he admitted to asking the juvenile for nude pictures.
“Eslick also admitted that he knew the juvenile female was only 14 years old,” the news release states.
Eslick is being held at the LeFlore County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond for soliciting sex with a minor and $5,942 failure to pay costs associated with a 2016 burglary.