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.

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