CORVALLIS, Ore. -- A Silverton man was arrested Friday after he allegedly initiated a sexually explicit online chat with someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.
The girl was actually an undercover police officer.
James Harvey Maulding had several sexually explicit online conversations with the undercover officer and made arrangements to meet her in Corvallis for sex, said Lt. Cord Wood.
Maulding was arrested by Corvallis police investigators as he was waiting in his vehicle to pick up the 14-year-old. He was charged with one count of online sexual corruption of a child and one count of attempted rape.
He was held on $175,000 bail at Benton County Jail.