Howard Co. man accused of soliciting teen

(Provided Photo/Miami County Sheriff's Office)

HOWARD COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Howard County resident is under arrest for allegedly soliciting a Miami County teen on social media.

Investigators say 54-year-old James Puett bought the victim an electronic device to keep in touch without the parents knowing.

Authorities also believe Puett and the 15-year-old met and engaged in sexual conduct more than once.

Puett faces preliminary charges of child solicitation and sexual misconduct with a minor.

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