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Salt Lake City man arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a minor after meeting undercover officer in Layton

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Posted at 4:11 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 21:05:29-05

LAYTON, Utah — Layton detectives arrested a Salt Lake City resident Tuesday on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to a news release from the Layton City Police Department, 31-year-old John Beasley communicated with an undercover officer who portrayed himself as a 13-year-old girl via a social media application.

Beasley engaged in a sexually explicit conversation, police said, and agreed to a meeting in close proximity to a junior high school in Layton.

Detectives arrested Beasley and he was booked into the Davis County Jail on one count of sexual exploitation, a second degree felony.