Columbia man arrested for soliciting sex with a minor

3 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, June 09 2016 Jun 9, 2016 Thursday, June 09, 2016 7:10:00 PM CDT June 09, 2016 in Top Stories
By: Carter Woodiel, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Officers with the Boone County Cyber Crimes Task Force arrested a 22-year-old Columbia man Thursday after they say he planned to have sex with a 14-year-old boy who turned out to be an undercover detective.

Investigators say Zachary Davis arranged to meet up with the child at a convenience store in Columbia, not knowing the boy was working with the task force.

Deputies say Davis exchanged emails with the boy before arranging the meeting and at one point sent the child an image of his penis. 

Davis faces four different charges. Two were connected to his meeting with the child; the other two were drug charges.

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify information on the charges Davis is facing.]

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