ELOY — An Eloy man has been arrested after allegedly trying to solicit a teenager to meet him in person.
According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Sean Cook, 34, of Eloy was arrested on suspicion of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.
PCSO stated that it was contacted by the 15-year-old’s family after Cook allegedly started messaging the teen through social media, commenting on her appearance and asking her to meet him in person.
An undercover PCSO detective assumed the teen’s social media identity and continued to chat with Cook. Cook then allegedly arranged to meet the “teen” for sex.
“I commend this teen and her family for staying vigilant online,” said Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb in a statement.