Arrest Made In Underage Sex Sting

Leslie Pruitt

An Augusta man was arrested in Woodruff County Saturday following an investigation led by the First Judicial District Drug Task Force targeting online child predators.

27-year old Leslie Pruitt AKA “Lil Red”, of Augusta, messaged what he believed to be a 14 year old girl for the purpose of having sex.

For nearly 3 months, Pruitt sent sexually graphic messages and a photo of his genitalia to what he believed to be a 14 year old child. He discussed several times meeting up for sex and described various sex acts he wanted to perform. 

On Thursday, Pruitt asked that she create another profile as a boy so he could still message her without his girlfriend finding out.

Pruitt was arrested tonight by the Augusta Police Department on a felony warrant for Internet Stalking of a Child. Pruitt, who is currently on “active supervision” with the Arkansas Department of Community Correction, admitted to investigators that he had been messaging the profile.

Pruitt has been charged by the First Judicial District Drug Task Force with Internet Stalking of a Child, 5-27-306, a Class B Felony and will have his first appearance Monday in Woodruff County District Court. He currently has no bond.

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