Man Arrested For Soliciting Underage Female

Armstrong 2A Lebanon man who was charged April 4 for Solicitation of Prostitution was arrested again on Monday. Lebanon Police say 48-year-old Robert Armstrong was arrested and charged with Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited, Obscene Matter, and Criminal Contempt.  His arrest comes after an undercover into possible solicitation of minors for sexual contact.

Last Wednesday, Armstrong answered an advertisement on Craigslist from a supposedly a 15-year-old female from Lebanon but was an undercover officer.  During the next several days, Armstrong exchanged emails with the underage female and discussed having sexual contact. Armstrong allegedly sent the underage female a picture of his genitalia.

Armstrong asked the underage female to meet him along the Rail Trail on Monday and provided a description.  Just before 5:00 pm, plain-clothes officers observed a man fitting the description walking the Rail Trail. The officers approached the subject and the investigation determined that he was in fact the male who arrived to meet the underage female.

Armstrong was held on $25,000 cash only bail and is schedule for arraignment this morning at the Lebanon District Court.

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