Facebook encounter leads to arrest

Mug shot of John T., McDermitt provided by the Mercer County Sheriff's Dept.

CELINA, Ohio (WANE)  Police in Mercer County, Ohio arrested a man Sunday after he arranged to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex.  Police believe the meeting was set up through Facebook and text messages.

According to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, John T. McDermitt of Celina traveled to the girl’s home in Rockford at around 12:30 am.  Police arrested McDermitt for criminal trespass and possession of marijuana, however he’s expected to face more charges following a review of the case by the county prosecutor.

McDermitt is being held on $100,000 bond.

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