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18-year-old allegedly tried to solicit 12-year-old for sex

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(Courtesty: Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office)

(BOYNTON BEACH, FL) – A 18-year-old man is in custody after Boynton Beach police said he tried to solicit a 12-year-old for sex.

According to officials, Rasheed Curtis,18, first approached the 12-year-old at a bus stop with a note saying “don’t be shy” and his phone number.

Rasheed Curtis was arrested Thursday afternoon and faces two counts of obscene communication.

During the investigation, police said Curtis requested to meet with the child at a nearby park and informed the victim he expected sexual acts performed on him.

When Curtis arrived at the park he was taken into custody by detectives.

Police said Curtis later admitted he was aware of the victim’s age and said he agreed to meet with the child, who was going to perform sexual acts on him.

Curtis was charged Thursday with using a computer to solicit/lure/entice a minor and traveling to meet a minor to engage in an illegal act.

He is currently being held at the Palm Beach County jail on $50,000 bond.