Teen accused in Texas of online solicitation

July 8, 2010 9:11:56 AM PDT
Port Arthur police say an 18-year-old Tennessee man is accused of traveling to Texas for an in-person encounter with a 12-year-old girl he met online. Paul Mark Campbell of Parsons, Tenn., was in the Jefferson County Jail on Thursday on a charge of online solicitation of a minor. Bond was $200,000. Jail records had no listing for an attorney for Campbell, who was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

Sgt. Scott Gaspard says police received a report that an underage girl from Bridge City was a runaway and her last known location was Central Mall in Port Arthur. Police say the girl apparently went with Campbell to a motel in Beaumont.

Police say the girl was located unharmed.


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