Man faces computer solicitation of a child charge

Daniel Alan Darling, 18, arrested
Aug. 12, 2013 @ 01:21 PM

Thomasville police have charged a Lexington man in connection with using a computer to solicit a 13-year-old girl for sex.

Daniel Alan Darling, 18, of Parks Road, Lexington, was charged with soliciting a child by computer for sex, abduction of children, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to a press release, police were dispatched at 12:32 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12  to a residence on Trotter Street in reference to a 13-year-old running away. Officers were given a vehicle description that the juvenile was last seen getting into. 

A vehicle matching the description was located and stopped by police a short distance away. The juvenile was located in the vehicle along with Darling. Investigation revealed several text and Facebook messages were exchanged between Darling and the juvenile where Darling enticed her to meet him with the intent to have sex.

Charges for the juvenile are pending.