Teen Charged With Soliciting Child For Sex

A 19-year old from Destin, Florida is accused of offering to pay a young acquaintance for sexual favors.

According to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s investigators, Tristan Sanders offered to take the child for a ride in his car.

Investigators say Sanders took the child to his apartment to play video games and asked for his help with a medical project for college.

According to the arrest report, the boy said Sanders took him into the bedroom and asked him to do several things “of a sexual nature”.

When the child resisted, Sanders offered to pay him up to $50 dollars and to pay his online gaming fees to try and convince him to comply.

The boy also noticed that a computer was turned on and facing the bed during the encounter and that he could see a person’s face in the corner.

The boy refused and asked to be taken home.

On the way home, the victim told investigators that Sanders told the boy not to say anything because “the public did not need to know”.

The boy told his parents what happened once Sanders left the house.

Sanders is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim under the age of 12, lewd and lascivious solicitation and possession of child pornography.

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