Hamilton Co. sex offender arrested on solicitation of a minor charge
By WRCB Staff
CLEVELAND, TN (WRCB) -
Police arrested a Hamilton County sex offender on solicitation of a minor charge in Cleveland Wednesday morning.
Cleveland Police confirm to Channel 3 that a convicted sex offender from Hamilton County came to Cleveland Wednesday morning at 9:30 to meet who he thought was a 13-year-old boy but was actually an undercover Cleveland Police Department investigator.
47-year-old Jonathan Francis came to the scene where he expected to meet the minor for sex and encountered the Cleveland Police Department's Special Investigations Unit who had been waiting for him.
Francis was taken to the Cleveland Police Department for questioning and then transported to the Bradley County Justice Center and charged with Solicitation of a Minor.