Greene County man arrested in internet stalking case

WYNNE, AR (KAIT) - A Greene County man reportedly told a 13-year-old girl online that he was afraid that authorities would catch him attempting to have sex with the girl.

Instead, the man was talking to authorities with the First Judicial District Drug Task Force, officials said Saturday.

Kevin Sullivan of Paragould was arrested Friday on suspicion of Internet Stalking of a Child after the undercover investigation by the agency. According to a post on the First Judicial District Drug Task Force's Facebook page, Sullivan drove from Jonesboro to Wynne to meet with the girl.

Sullivan used social media to talk to the girl several times, using graphic detail in the posts, authorities said.

"During the conversation, Sullivan asked for sexually explicit photos of the minor child's genitalia multiple times, asked if she liked to perform oral sex and described sex acts that he wanted to perform on the child stating that he hoped he did not hurt her," officials said in the post.

In one of the posts, Sullivan mentioned he was afraid of getting caught, police said.

"Sullivan made it clear that he did not want to get in trouble and that he knew that he could go to prison, which shows clear intent to commit a crime. Sullivan asked, 'U wouldn't try and get me in trouble would u?," officials said in the post.

Sullivan also reportedly asked the girl to meet him at a local gas station in Wynne for sex.

"After arriving at the meeting place, he messaged the girl that he spotted an on-duty police officer and to meet him at the McDonald's instead. Sullivan was taken down on a traffic stop when he left the parking lot by officers with the Wynne Police Department and an undercover investigator with the Drug Task Force," officials said in the post. "Sullivan was interviewed and told investigators that he did it, he messed up and that it would cost him his job and his reputation. Sullivan was adamant that it was the first time he ever approached a minor about sex, saying, 'That ain't who I am.'"

A $50,000 bond was set for Sullivan, who was being held in the Cross County jail on a probation hold, officials said.

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