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.