Two men were arrested over the weekend in Jennings County, accused of traveling to the community intending to have sexual relations with what they believed to be 13-year-old children.
According to Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, deputies along with North Vernon police officers made the arrests in a sting operation Saturday.
52-year-old James Warner of Columbus, was arrested when he arrived at a pre-determined meeting location to have sexual relations with what he believed to be a 13 year old girl. Warner was arrested on felony charges of child solicitation and dissemination of harmful material to a minor.
Later Saturday evening, 68-year-old Stephen Stonecipher was also arrested when he arrived at a location to have sexual relations with what he thought was a 13 year old boy. He is facing a felony charge of child solicitation.
Both were arrested without incident. Authorities say that the investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.