Sunday, December 12, 2010
Mississippi Man Accused Of Soliciting "Minor"
January 24th is the scheduled court date for a Mississippi man, indicted by the Putnam County grand jury on four counts of exploitation of a minor by electronic means. Authorities say 32-year-old Jason Mattox is also charged with three counts of solicitation of a minor. Police claim that Mattox sent sexually explict images over the Internet to a person he believed to be a local teenager, but who was, in fact, a Cookeville police officer working undercover. He is one of several individuals who have been under investigation by local uathorities for the past several months. Mattox was arrested in Mississippi, and authorities had him extradited here to face the charges. His bond was set at $10,000 pending his court date next month.