Lewes man charged in sex solicitation sting

LEWES – A 33-year-old Lewes man was arrested on May 23 after allegedly attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with an underage girl who was actually a state trooper in an online undercover operation, according to court documents.

The Delaware State Police said Brian D. Myers, of the first block of Sussex Drive, was taken into custody without incident at Tidbury Creek County Park in Dover at approximately 4 p.m. According to authorities, he allegedly told police he bought four boxes of condoms in anticipation of having sex with a girl.

Brian D. Myers

Brian D. Myers

Approximately one hour earlier, police said in an affidavit of probable cause, Mr. Myers had allegedly checked in to a Dover hotel, called the believed girl and then went to meet her at the park.

The sequence began on May 9 at 2:15 p.m., when a trooper assisting the Child Predator Unit was allegedly contacted online by a person later identified as Mr. Myers, according to court papers. The supposed girl’s profile clearly stated her age and that she was a minor, authorities said.

As the chat continued, police alleged, the context turned sexual and at approximately 6:03 p.m. Mr. Myers allegedly sent two inappropriate photos to the trooper posing as an underage girl.

Contacts continued for several days, police said, before a meeting was allegedly arranged.

Mr. Myers was charged with 13 felonies including attempted sexual solicitation of a child and obscenity.

Mr. Myers was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court and no further court dates were scheduled as of Tuesday morning.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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