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Hope Mills man charged with soliciting child for sex

Posted October 15, 2008

— Cumberland County sheriff’s detectives charged a Hope Mills man with soliciting a child for sex via the Internet.

Deputies arrested Jason Colton England, 24, of 3151 Round Grove Place, at a shopping center after he agreed to meet a person he thought was a 13-year-old child, officials said.

England was communicating with a sheriff’s detective posing as a child, authorities said.

Deputies arrested him at the pre-arranged meeting place and charged him with soliciting a child by computer.

Authorities took England to the Cumberland County Detention Center and later released him under a $5,000 unsecured bond.

He was scheduled to have a first court appearance at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the detention center courtroom.


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  • TheWayISeeIt Oct 15, 2008

    He looks like he might suffer from mental retardation. With a bond of $5000 he must not be too much of a flight risk.

    This is sick, though, no matter what.

  • kopfjaeger2001 Oct 15, 2008

    This sicko should be locked up for life. This is someone who hsa demonstrated that he is not fit to be in normal society. Sex offenders are never cured. The only cure is a bullet.

  • Glass Half Full Oct 15, 2008

    He needs to be locked down, next time it might not be LE. Was there an altercation with the arresting officer(s) or is his face always lopsided?

  • GasHogg69 Oct 15, 2008

    Doesn't everyone know by now, after countless Dateline and other various busts -- that 13-14 year old girls who want to meet you for "bedroom activities" are ALWAYS really giggling, snickering undercover authorities with nothing better to do!

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  • parentof4 Oct 15, 2008

    There are some sick people in this world!! I pray for the children that have to go through such emotional distress. They should castrate any man that has or has tried to have sex with a minor. I know there are women that take advantage of young teenage boys too (seems like they are school teachers). I'm open to doing something drastic to them too.