Arnold, Mo., man arrested in Scott County for sex crime

Friday, January 16, 2009

BENTON, Mo. -- A 35-year-old Arnold, Mo., man was arrested Friday in Scott County after trying to meet what he thought was a 14-year-old girl to have sex with her, according to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Department.

Douglas M. Bone was in the Scott County Jail Friday night, charged with attempted second-degree statutory rape, two counts of attempted sexual misconduct with a child and four counts of attempted enticement of a child. His bond is set at $25,000 cash.

Walter said in the news release an undercover investigator posing as a 14-year-old female started chatting with Bone on the Internet in November, and the chats became sexual. During a chat session a few days ago, Bone made arrangements to travel to Benton to meet his chat partner, Walter said, only to be met by sheriff's deputies Friday morning.

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