Emporia man tried to solicit child through social media, police say

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Garold Markham (Courtesy Photo/Lyon County Sheriff’s Office)

EMPORIA (KSNT) – Emporia police have arrested a man Wednesday that they say committed sexual acts with a child, and tried to solicit them through social media.

Garold Markham, 54, of Emporia, faces charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and electronic solicitation, according to the Emporia Police Department.

EPD’s Investigations Division was looking into Markham after it received a report Tuesday night that he tried to solicit a child through social media. Markham went to Peter Pan Park the next day to meet with a child, but EPD said investigators were waiting for him there instead.

Officers arrested him around 12:45 p.m. in the park, according to EPD.

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