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Oklahoma Man Arrested After Allegedly Trying To Have Sex With A Minor In Fort Smith

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — An Oklahoma man was arrested on Wednesday (July 13) after he allegedly tried to set up a meeting in Fort Smith to have sex with a mino...
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FORT SMITH (KFSM) — An Oklahoma man was arrested on Wednesday (July 13) after he allegedly tried to set up a meeting in Fort Smith to have sex with a minor.

James “Linny” Bottoms, 60, of Stilwell, Oklahoma, placed an online ad on a website seeking sexual intercourse with a young male, according to a department press release.

Undercover officers responded to the ad posing as a minor, who was younger than 15.

Bottoms communicated with the undercover officers over the following week, and arranged to meet the juvenile at a local park in Fort Smith, for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity, the release states.

He was taken into custody by undercover officers as he waited for the juvenile to arrive.

Bottoms was charged with one count of internet stalking of a child, the release states. He is being held at the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond.