Surprise man arrested for trying to have sex with child

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Last Thursday, Jordan Daniel Zapata, 21, posted an advertisement on the Internet seeking a woman who would allow him to have sex with young family members. By Andrew Michalscheck Last Thursday, Jordan Daniel Zapata, 21, posted an advertisement on the Internet seeking a woman who would allow him to have sex with young family members. By Andrew Michalscheck

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- A Surprise man has been arrested for allegedly trying to have sex with a child.

Last Thursday, Jordan Daniel Zapata, 21, posted an advertisement on the Internet seeking a woman who would allow him to have sex with young family members.

Zapata began corresponding with a woman he believed to be the mother of a female child, when it was in fact a police officer.

During their exchanges, Zapata reportedly sent photos of himself and his penis. He also asked that he be allowed to take photos of himself having sex with the child.

Zapata eventually agreed to meet at a Phoenix motel at Bell Road and Interstate 17 to have sex with the child and then the mother.

He was arrested as he walked up to the motel. Police found condoms in his possession, and Zapata reportedly admitted that he planned to take photos of himself having sex with the child.

Zapata was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on charges of attempted sexual exploitation of a child and attempted sexual conduct with a child.