A Harrison man has been charged with soliciting a child for sex.
The Sheriff's Office said on Oct. 3, the office was contacted by the Goshen, Ohio, Police Department concerning a man believed to be located in Hamilton County. The man had solicited a minor child for sexual contact in the Ohio jurisdiction via the internet, it was stated.
Detective David Ashburn of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, who is assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children’s Task Force, was assigned the investigation.
The joint investigation involving the sheriff's office and authorities with the Goshen Ohio Police Department identified Ryan Kendall Freeman, 21, of 8819 Forest Pond Dr., Harrison, as the suspect. Ohio officers took over the minor child’s accounts on the internet and had extensive conversations with Freeman concerning his request to have sexual contact with a minor child, police said.
On Tuesday, Freeman was taken into custody on active warrants issued by Ohio authorities for importuning (a felony) after he arrived at the Chattanooga Greyhound Bus Station to pick up a minor child for the purpose of having sexual contact.
Freeman remains in custody in the Hamilton County Jail awaiting extradition process.