BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A man arrested in a Siloam Springs internet sting earlier this year has pleaded not guilty to making plans to have sex with a 14-year-old.
Jerry Riggs, 51, from Poughkeepsie, Arkansas, was arrested May 26 for internet stalking of a child and sexual indecency with a child.
He was found on a site that allows users to contact other users and chat, and it’s a known place where adults go to meet young teenagers, a police affidavit said.
A detective from the department was undercover as a 14-year-old user.
After driving to Siloam Springs to attempt to pick up the user, he was intercepted by police and arrested.
During a court hearing on Aug. 7 Riggs entered the not guilty plea. His next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 7.