CLEVELAND, Ohio– A man was arrested, accused of trying to have sex with a 14-year-old who was being trafficked by a pimp, according to the FBI.
The FBI said in November 2015, its Child Exploitation Task Force became aware of an online ad for a “lovely college girl” who has a “thing for older men.”
Photos were attached to the ad and the FBI said the ad appeared to indicate a girl under the age of 18. Agents confirmed that the “college girl” was 14 years old.
On May 6, 2016, Richard Purnell, 54, was taken into custody in Parma. He has been charged in federal court with Sex Trafficking of Children.