Man arrested for attempted sodomy with underage girl

3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago June 22, 2017 Jun 22, 2017 Thursday, June 22 2017 Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:48:00 AM CDT in News
By: Gage Jackson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA — A Boone County man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to meet an underage girl for sex.

The investigation began when 27-year-old Darren Lasley began communicating through email with who he thought was a 14-year-old girl. The "child" was actually an undercover detective with the Cyber Crimes Task Force through the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

After exchanging several emails, investigators said Lasley arranged to meet the girl at a specific Columbia location. Authorities arrived to the location and arrested Lasley for attempted enticement of a child and attempted statutory sodomy.

His bond has been set at $4,500 with some charges still pending.

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