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Man arrested after attempting to meet up with minor in Bedford County

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Posted at 12:10 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 13:10:55-05

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 37-year-old man has been arrested in Bedford County after he arranged to meet up with an underage girl for sexual intercourse.

The Bedford County Sheriff's Office said they have taken Jesus Gaytan Oropeza into custody for the offense of Criminal Attempt to COmmit Aggravated Statutory Rape and Solicitation of a Minot.

According to police, Oropeza has been messaging who he thought was a 14-year-old girl. He drove to a location where he thought he would be meeting the minor for sex but was instead apprehended by investigators.

Oropeza is currently being held at the Bedford County Jail under a $25,000 bond.