PD: Phoenix man gives boy a note offering cash for sex act

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PHOENIX -- Phoenix police arrested a 33-year-old man who allegedly asked a 14-year-old boy to engage in a sexual act with him in exchange for money.

According to Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson, Roy Sherman saw the victim skateboarding in the area of 44th Street and McDowell Road on June 2.

Thompson said Sherman called the teen over to his car and threw a handwritten note on the ground in front of him then drove away. The note reportedly said that Sherman would pay the boy $60 if he would come to his place and engage in a sexual act with him. The note included Sherman's phone number.

The boy went home and told his parents, who called the police.

The Phoenix Police Department began an investigation during which time they say Sherman offered the boy $100 if he would allow him to engage in a sex act with him.

A meeting was set up with Sherman on Wednesday. Thompson said when Sherman showed up for the meeting, he was arrested without incident.

Sherman was booked into the Maricopa County Jail, charged with one felony count of child prostitution.