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Abilene man indicted for soliciting girl, 14, on Craigslist

ABILENE, Texas - An Abilene man was indicted Thursday by a Taylor County grand jury for soliciting a 14-year-old girl on Craigslist.

According to the indictment, Michael Patrick Kellum, 33, posted a Craigslist ad asking if there were “any ladies that could use an extra $50?”

On Oct. 25, an undercover police officer answered the ad claiming to be a 14-year-old girl. Kellum offered the officer $50 for allowing him to perform oral sex.

They set up a meeting on Nov. 4 at the girl’s house after her mother left for work.

Kellum showed up around 9 a.m. with $50 in his shoe.

Kellum was arrested and charged with promoting prostitution and online solicitation of a minor. He was released the same day on bonds total $60,000.


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