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Virginia Beach man pleads guilty to attempting to entice a minor for sex

aragonVIRGINIA 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.