Friday, May 06, 2016
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Thursday, 9/4/2003

Defiance man nabbed in Internet sex sting

LIMA, Ohio — A Defiance man is the latest to be arrested by Lima police after he drove to Lima for what he believed was to be a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old child.

Matthew Haviland, 20, was arraigned yesterday on a charge of importuning. He was arrested Tuesday after driving here for the meeting.

Mr. Haviland allegedly initiated contact with a Lima police officer posing as a young girl in a chat room and asked the “girl” to meet with him for sex.

He is the 16th person arrested in Lima in the last year as a result of similar sexual solicitations over the Internet.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.