Italian man held for trying to seduce teen

Indo Asian News Service

Gallarate (Italy), April 11 (IANS/AKI) A 40-year-old man was arrested in northern Italy on Monday for allegedly trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into prostitution after meeting her in an Internet chatroom and sending her videos of him having sex.

The man, a resident of the city of Gallarate where the girl also lives, had allegedly offered her phone top-ups and cash in return for sex, sending her increasingly insistent messages and explicit videos.

The man was arrested in a shopping-centre carpark in Gallarate when he turned up for meeting with the schoolgirl, actually set up by police who had been monitoring her social media profile.

The man's arrest came after an investigation that began when the girl and her father reported him to police.

The suspect is a married flight-attendant with children, local paper Varese News reported on its website.

--IANS/AKI

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