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Man charged after trying to arrange sex with 12 year old

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Special Victims Unit Investigators with the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department arrested a 23-year-old Thunderbolt man Monday after he arranged to meet a 12-year-old girl.

Jesse Brian Sikes, of a Robertson Avenue address, was arrested in a parking lot on Victory Drive after he attempted to meet up with the girl for the purpose of having sex. Sikes has been charged with obscene internet contact with a child.

Police had been working with a family member of the child since Sikes first contacted the girl on Facebook, identifying himself as a 16-year-old boy. Sikes sent the girl obscene messages and attempted to set up the meeting.

Sikes arrived at the rendezvous location to find SVU detectives, Tactical Reaction and Prevention investigators and a Metro canine officer awaiting him instead of the girl.

SVU is continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020, the confidential tip line at 912.525.3124, or text CRIMES (274637).

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