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Hamilton County man suspected of soliciting a minor arrested in Florida

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- A Hamilton County man wanted in connection with the solicitation of a minor for sexual purposes has been arrested in Florida and extradited back to Hamilton County

Back on August 16, Detective Brian Ashburn of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division began an investigation concerning a minor victim receiving adult pornography from an unknown suspect.

The investigation into the incident revealed the suspect, 25 year-old Ismael Mercius, was the person who sent the pornographic image.  Mercius was interviewed by Detective Ashburn and made a statement of his involvement regarding this incident.
 
An arrest warrant was issued for Mercius but detectives later found he had absconded to the State of Florida.
 
Mercius was recently arrested in Broward County, Florida and extradited back to Hamilton County, Tennessee.  He was arrested and booked on October 3, 2012 on the active warrant for Solicitation of a Minor to Observe Sexual Conduct. 

Mercius has made a $2500 bond and faces a future court appearance. 
 

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