VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A Virginia Beach man has pleaded guilty to charges of coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.
According to court documents 50-year-old John Aragon posted an ad on Craigslist seeking “fetish sex with young girl,” in May.
A detective with the Virginia Beach Police Department went undercover and responded to the ad pretending to be a 14-year-old girl.
The detective and Aragon chatted over a period of time and the conversations became sexually explicit.
Eventually, a Homeland Security agent took over the alleged 14-year-old’s role.
On three occasions Aragon left money under a rock at a local park in exchange for a pair of the girl’s underwear.
Aragon also said he wanted to meet the girl in person in order to have sex.
On August 16 Aragon showed up at a park in Virginia Beach to meet the “girl” and was arrested.
Aragon was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 21 and faces a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and max penalty of life in prison.
He is set to be sentenced on February 24.