An Oklahoma man has been arrested after allegedly attempting to solicit sex from a minor. The man, identified as Nathaniel Nobles, 24, of Pauls Valley, reportedly began chatting on social media with an undercover police officer he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.
According to investigators, Nobles quickly turned the conversation sexual and admitted that he had "experience" with young girls. He reportedly told the undercover officer that he had previously had sex with a 13-year-old girl.
The undercover agent was part of the Canadian County Sheriff's Office's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force. After the conversation became sexually explicit, the Sheriff's office contacted the Pauls Valley Police Department to set up a location for Nobles to meet the "girl" with whom he believed himself to be speaking.
In order to reach the arranged meeting location, Nobles had to walk past the police station, and officers arrested him as he walked by. When questioned by investigators, the suspect allegedly admitted to sexually abusing three minors, including a family member, a 13-year-old Norman girl, and a 14-year-old Pauls Valley girl.
Nobles is charged with one count of lewd or indecent proposals to a child under 16. He is held on $50,000 bond and has been appointed a public defender. If ultimately convicted, he faces 3 to 20 years in prison and lifetime sex offender registration.