Gainesville man, 48, caught trying to meet girl for sex

Gainesville man, 48, caught trying to meet girl for sex

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

A Hall County Sheriff's undercover investigation netted a 48-year-old Gainesville man who, they say, arranged via a Craigslist ad to have sex with an underage girl.

The undercover investigator came into contact with John Hartwell Smith, Jr., on September 17, the Sheriff's Office said. Smith believed the investigator was an underage girl, authorities said.

"A meeting place was agreed upon and, when Mr. Smith arrived, he was arrested without incident," Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks said.

Smith was booked into Hall County Jail and charged with one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes, authorities said. He's since posted bail on a $15,000 bond and is set for a hearing in October.

Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices