VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A Virginia Beach man 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 faced a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and max penalty of life in prison.
On February 24 was sentenced to 10 years in prison with 30 years supervised release for charges of coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.