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Florida man accused of soliciting teen for sex

Gary Fernandez, 66, is accused of making arrangements to meet a girl for sex. (St. Johns County Sheriff's Office)

A man from Northeast Florida is behind bars, accused of soliciting a teen girl for sex.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office arresteed 66-year-old Gary Alan Fernandez of Middleburg on charges of solicitation of a child for sex, solicitation of a parent or guardian, travel to meet a minor for sex, and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.

Investigators say he made plans with a girl to meet up for sex on Wednesday morning. The girl happened to be an undercover detective. The sheriff's office said the two had been communicating for several weeks before making arrangements for the sexual encounter.

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