HERALD STAFF REPORT
MANATEE -- An 18-year-old man was charged Friday with soliciting a 12-year-old for sex after the minor alerted Manatee County authorities.
Joshua Egan made contact with the minor and began to text her with inappropriate messages, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report.
During his communication with the minor, Egan multiple times requested that the girl meet him in various locations for sex, the report indicates.
The victim refused, and the information was reported to deputies, the report adds.
The case is still under investigation, according to the sheriff's office.
Egan's jail status and booking photo were not immediately available.