Sedalia Police arrested a 41-year old Sedalia man Thursday afternoon for allegedly asking a 14-year old girl online to have sex with him.

Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of S. Harrison Ave, where they arrested James E. Stark at his home.

The arrest stems from a public post that was made on May 13, where Stark appeared to be in communication via an online dating site with a person who stated they were 14-years old.

Stark reportedly asked the alleged girl if she would have sex with him. According to a Sedalia Police report, Stark also stated several times he did not want to get in trouble for having sex with a minor.

Police say it was determined the girl was not 14-years old but was actually an adult.

Stark was placed on a twenty-four hold in the Pettis County Jail, for Enticement of a Child.

No other details were available in the report.

Authorities encourage citizens to NOT try and entice online predator. If anyone believes they are in a situation with a child predator, provide the details to law enforcement.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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