Chilliwack/Boise (CKNW) – A Chilliwack man is behind bars and facing charges of child enticement, after a police sting caught him trying to meet a teen for sex.

42-year-old John R. Jones was arrested Friday, after arriving at an Idaho parking lot to meet what he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

Chilliwack man charged after trying to meet with teen for sex in Idaho

Instead, deputies from the Ada County Sheriff’s were waiting.

Police say Jones traveled to Boisie, where he posted a Craigslist ad looking for sex with teen girls.

That led detectives, masquerading as a young girl, to start a conversation online with him.

They exchanged messages “which became sexual in nature,” leading up to the meeting and his arrest.

john jones booking

Jones now faces charges of sexual abuse of a child under 16, lewd conduct with a child under 16, and enticement of a child over the internet.

That last charge is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Jones is currently being held on a $50,000 bond.

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