Deputies said a man has been arrested for soliciting a minor by using an electronic device and showing up to meet her.
According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, 41-year-old Nicholas James Meacham was arrested on December 21 during a joint operation between deputies, Homeland Security and the Mars Hill Police Department.
Deputies said Meacham was arrested for soliciting a 14-year-old girl by an electronic device and then showing up at a location in an attempt to meet her. He was charged with felony soliciting a minor by an electronic device and showing up at a predetermined location.
He is currently being held at the Madison County Sheriff's Office on a $40,000 secured bond.
Sheriff Harwood said Meacham had traveled to Madison County to "prey upon a 14-year-old child."
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