published Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Sheriff: Man travels to Chattanooga for sex with child he met on Facebook

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Marion County man it says came to Chattanooga to engage in sex acts with a minor.

27-year-old Christian Matthews was arrested Wednesday.

Authorities say he initiated contact with a minor through Facebook and requested a meeting to engage in sex acts. The minor's mother contacted law enforcement.

Matthews was charged with solicitation of a minor to commit aggravated statutory rape.

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