McLean man arrested in Rockville, charged with solicitation of minor

In Maryland, Montgomery County police said they believe a Virginia man charged with sexual solicitation of a minor may have solicited other victims.

Jose M. Jimenez, 34, of McLean, Virginia, was arrested after starting a social media conversation on Aug. 11 with a Montgomery County detective who was posing as a 15-year-old girl.



Jimenez, the department said in a news release, eventually agreed to an in-person meeting and continued sending explicit messages, thinking the detective was a 15-year-old girl.

When Jimenez went to Rockville, Maryland, police said he rented a hotel room and subsequently drove to the meeting location, where he was arrested.

Jimenez has been released on bond.

The department said that it thinks there may be other victims contacted by Jimenez and wants potential victims to call police at 240-773-5400 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-8477.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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