Man arrested for soliciting kids online

Local News
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MATTOON, Ill. (WCIA) — A local man faces charges for trying to solicit kids online. 44-year old Thomas Patton was arrested Friday.

Police say he was trolling Facebook in an attempt to meet young boys. Patton is alleged to have met a teenage boy online.

When he tried to meet the boy at a nearby park, there was an officer waiting to arrest him.

Patton is charged with indecent solicitation of a child and solicitation to meet a child.

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