LEWIS COUNTY, Mo. — A northeast Missouri man is behind bars after he was arrested for sending inappropriate text messages to two underage girls, and then trying to meet up with them.
On Sunday, October 7, Jesse Huckaby, 42, of Ewing, Missouri, was arrested by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office on two counts of attempted statutory rape in the second degree, both Class E felonies, one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
According to a press release, on October 6, the sheriff's office received information that an adult male was sending lewd photographs to two juvenile females.
The sheriff's deputies then posed as the juvenile females via text messaging or social media.
Huckaby then drove to a cemetery where he thought he was meeting the juvenile females for sexual relations.
Lewis County deputies then took Huckaby into custody.
Huckaby remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.