Man accused of trying to meet child for sex in Bedford County

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A sting operation in Bedford County led to the arrest of a 37-year-old man accused of trying to meet up with a 14-year-old for sex.

Jesus Gaytan Oropeza was taken into custody Wednesday on a charge of criminal attempt to commit aggravated statutory rape and solicitation of a minor.

According to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Oropeza “messaged who he believed to be a 14-year-old looking to have sexual intercourse.”

Investigators said Oropeza drove to a location in Bedford County where he thought he would be meeting the child for sex and was instead taken into custody by Bedford County deputies and Shelbyville police.

Oropeza was transported to the Bedford County jail where he remained Friday morning on a $25,000.00 bond.

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