Man arrested for attempted child molestion of a 14-year-old

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PRESCOTT - The following is a press release from the Prescott Police Department:

On April 24, 2009, Prescott Police Officers arrested Peoples Valley Resident Ryan Lee Jacobsen, 21 years old, for Sexual Misconduct with a Minor and Attempted Child Molestation.

Jacobsen met a 14-year old female at a local retailer and began immediately corresponding with her through electronic mail.After the female's mother found out about this relationship, Prescott Police were notified.

Undercover officers resumed the investigation where they continued e-mailing the suspect under the identity of the female.

The suspect repeatedly requested to meet with the female for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct.When Jacobsen appeared at the pre-arranged location, he was taken into custody.

He was booked into the Yavapai County Camp Verde Jail where he is currently being held without bond pending an initial court appearance.