Man arrested after attempting to sexually exploit a teen girl

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SURPRISE, Ariz. - A man is facing sexual exploitation charges after police respond to a dispute call Thursday evening.

Around 5:40 p.m., Surprise police were called to a park near Waddell Road and Bullard Avenue for a dispute.

According to police, when officers arrived they learned the suspect, Thomas Harrell, approached a 14-year-old female in the park and asked her to come to his home and pose naked for him on his bed.

Harrell, 71, was arrested on suspicion of attempted commercial sexual exploitation of a minor.

Investigators developed information that resulted in Harrell being charged and booked into the Fourth Avenue jail.

He faces one count of commercial sexual exploitation of a minor.