Sting Operation leads to arrest

A sting operation in Petersburg lead to the arrest of a child predator. Petersburg police officers deploy decoys acting as young children on social media sites to catch these criminals. A male subject contacted one of these decoys by a computer network. After having a sexually explicit conversation with a supposed 14-year-old child he made plans to meet them. On Wednesday, around 6:30pm, Officers of the Petersburg Police Department and Pike county Sheriffs Office arrested 33-year-old Jason R. Williams of Winslow for Child solicitation when he arrived to meet the child. He was booked into the Pike County Jail.