Flippin Man Arrested On Sexual Solicitation Involving Texting With 14-Year-Old
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012
An investigation by the Flippin Police Department has resulted in the arrest of a Marion County man on felony charges of sexual solicitation of a child and unlawful use of a communication device. Charged over the weekend was 33 year old Shawn Partee of Flippin.
Police Chief Dusty Smith said the department was notified that Shawn Partee had been texting a 14 year old female. He said officers learned the text messages had become sexual in nature and obtained the girls phone. Smith said Partee made arrangements with the officers posing as the girl to meet at the park in Flippin to engage in intercourse around midnight Saturday. The Flippin police chief said one team of officers was at the area near the park while another was running surveillance on Partee at his residence in Flippin. He was arrested without incident.
Bond was set at $50,000. Assisting the Flippin Police Department were deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's office.