Man accused of traveling to meet minor for sex

Walton County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Jose Miguel Matul Mejia after an undercover investigation. (WJHG/WECP)

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Walton County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man they say was traveling to meet a minor for sex.

Investigators with Walton County Sheriff's Office Special Victim's Unit conducted an online undercover operation chatting with "Alex Alex." Deputies say Alex Alex was really Jose Miguel Matul Mejia, 29.

Investigators say the conversation started as online chatting, then became texting. They say Mejia thought he was talking to a 14-year-old girl.

They say at one point during the text exchange, Mejia wrote, "I'm a cool guy like share my time with u."

Wednesday, investigators say the conversation became sexual and Mejia said he wanted to see the girl. The undercover investigator and Mejia decided to meet in DeFuniak Springs.

Deputies say a they stopped Mejia. When searching his car, they say they found several cell phones and condoms.

Mejia was charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex, use of a computer or electronic device to solicit and lure a child, and use a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony.

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