A Lebanon man has been arrested for solicitation of prostitution through the popular classifieds website, Craigslist. On Monday, Lebanon Police Detectives investigated an ad on Craigslist that offered money for sexual interaction and contacted the poster of the advertisement. Police say that when contacted, the male subject offered $75 for sexual intercourse and detectives then planned to meet the man at a local restaurant in Lebanon.
The subject and the detectives met at the restaurant at around 6:00 PM and 48-year old Robert B. Armstrong was arrested and charged with Solicitation of Prostitution which is a Class B Misdemeanor. He was processed at the police station on Poverty Lane and released on personal recognizance bail.
He scheduled to appear in Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court on May 23rd.
This arrest is in line with Lebanon Police’s ongoing efforts to monitor and combat internet crimes, which can often involve human trafficking.