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.