48-year old Robert Armstrong of Lebanon was arrested Monday for charges of Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited, Obscene Matter, and Criminal Contempt for contacting a 15-year old for sexual contact.
According to a press release, Armstrong’s arrest is the result of an investigation into possible solicitation of minors and that the 15-year old he contacted through a Craigslist advertisement was actually an undercover officer.
Armstrong and the undercover officer exchanged messages and planned to meet on the Rail Trail Monday. However, officers apprehended Armstrong when he approached the meeting spot, planning to meet the underage girl.
Earlier this month, he was arrested for a similar charge where he offered money for an ad on Craigslist for sexual contact. Officers arrested him when they met at a local restaurant.
For Monday’s crime, Armstrong was held on $25,000 cash bail and was arraigned Tuesday morning on the felony charge and two misdemeanor charges at the Lebanon District Court.