John R. Jones, of Chilliwack, B.C., has been charged by Ada County. (Ada County Sheriff's Office)
A Canadian man has been charged with child enticement in Idaho after police say he arranged to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex at a parking lot.
The 42-year-old man from Chilliwack, B.C. thought he was exchanging messages with a young girl, but Ada County Sheriff's say it was actually one of their detectives.
Police say the detectives began their investigation after the accused posted a Craigslist ad that indicated he was soliciting sex from teenage girls in Boise.
A detective answered the ad, posed as a 14-year-old girl. Police say the messaging between the two became sexual in nature.
John R. Jones was arrested, Friday, when he showed up at the meeting place.
He now faces three charges, including enticing a child over the internet, lewd conduct with a child under 16 and sexual abuse of a child under 16.
Jones will make his initial court appearance Monday afternoon.
The crime of enticement of children over the internet in Idaho is punishable by up to 15 years in prison, police say.
Many pedophiles are not particularly bright. Using Craigslist is really not clever, and crossing the border to commit a crime in the country with the harshest prison sentences in the civilized world is really dumb.