Man arrested for child solicitation

Mathias Gaumer
Mathias Gaumer

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A Monticello man faces charges after prosecutors said he tried to solicit sex from a child he believed to be at least 14 years old.

Prosecutors said police found an online post by Mathias Gaumer, 47, who asked for sex and stated in the post “age did not matter.”

Court documents said an officer exchanged messages with Gaumer and acted as a 14-year-old girl. They said Gaumer agreed to meet in a parking lot on Teal Road in Lafayette. Prosecutors said Gaumer was arrested in the parking lot.

Authorities said he admitted sending messages, knowing the girl’s age and planning to meet for sex.

Gaumer faces charges including child solicitation and attempted possession of child pornography. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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