Manatee minor tips police to sex offer

November 8, 2013 


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.

Bradenton Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service