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According to the Canadian County Sheriff's office, 34-year-old Nathan Jones sent extremely explicit text messages to a person he thought was a 15-year-old girl named Lacy. According to the Canadian County Sheriff's office, 34-year-old Nathan Jones sent extremely explicit text messages to a person he thought was a 15-year-old girl named Lacy.
YUKON, Oklahoma -

A Yukon man accused of trying to meet up with a 15-year-old girl for sex is arrested in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

Turns out, that 15-year old was an undercover sheriff's deputy who posted an online ad which simply stated, "Looking for friends."

According to the Canadian County Sheriff's office, 34-year-old Nathan Jones sent extremely explicit text messages to a person he thought was a 15-year-old girl named Lacy.

Jones claims to be an Iraqi veteran, married, with a teenage daughter of his own.

"This gentleman crossed the line in such a fashion, and with the amount of detail and sexual fantasies that he wanted to act on what he thought was a 15-year-old female, put on the radar with us that he needed to be stopped," said Lt. Adam Flowers.

Lt. Flowers works in Canadian County's computer forensics lab. He's part of a statewide task force that aggressively goes after child predators.

"Most people do back off when they realize they're talking to a minor," said Lt. Flowers.

But, Lt. Flowers says about 50-percent carry on the conversation. The Canadian County Sheriff's Office says Nathan Jones responded to the ad in a very short period of time and aggressively pursued explicit text messaging and requested nude photos from the fictitious teen.

When told that is would be too dangerous to send naked pictures, Jones said clothed photos would be okay, and added that he wanted the photos to have "something to masturbate to."

"And what really got our concern, our attention, was when he said it, even including choking and gaging her," said Canadian County Undersheriff, Chris West.

Investigators say Jones continued to go after "Lacy" throughout the day. Around 2:45 Friday afternoon, they say Jones sent a description and a photo of his van and asked to meet at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Mustang.

Deputies surrounded Jones, and arrested him.

"What if it's a real girl or a real boy," said West. "It makes us wonder are there already victims out there. So he really got our attention and we knew that we needed to intercept him and make an arrest if we could."

Jones has been charged with soliciting sexual conduct with a minor. He remains in the Canadian County jail with bond set at $50,000.

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