NEWPORT TWP. — A Glen Lyon faces charges after he allegedly solicited sex on a social media app from someone he thought was a minor, according to court documents.
James Lee Grodzicki Jr., 31, of Rock Street, was arrested by undercover agents with the state Office of Attorney General when he showed up at a location in Wilkes-Barre Township expecting to meet a 14-year-old girl on Friday.
Grodzicki is the fifth person to be arrested by state agents in recent weeks on charges they solicited sex from minors on social media.
According to the criminal complaint:
Grodzicki met who he believed as a 14-year-old girl on social media and solicited sex. He was told through multiple communications he was conversing with a 14-year-old girl, which he acknowledged. Grodzicki told the girl he was 23.
Grodzicki suggested to perform certain lewd acts. He sent the girl a message Friday afternoon, “So you want to lose that v card today?” and asked to meet up later that night, the complaint says.
State agents arrested Grodzicki when he arrived at a pre-determined location in Wilkes-Barre Township at about 7:30 p.m.
During an interview with state agents, Grodzicki admitted he was meeting a 14-year-old girl he solicited for sex because he was lonely at home and wanted some excitement. He claimed if he got along with the girl, he would have went forward to having sexual contact, the complaint says.
Grodzicki was arraigned Saturday by District Judge Joseph Carmody in West Pittston on charges of unlawful contact with a minor, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, statutory sexual assault and criminal use of communication facility. He was released after posting $50,000 bail, court records say.