Lenexa, Kan., man charged with child enticement in undercover sting

LENEXA, Mo. - A Lenexa, Kan., man was charged Wednesday with attempting to pay for illicit sex with a 12-year-old after being caught in an undercover sting operation.

John J. McCarthy, 24, contacted a woman he believed to be the mother of two children, but was really an undercover Kansas City police detective. McCarthy proceeded to text and e-mail saying he would like to engage in sexual activity with the 12-year-old in exchange for money.

Guardian Angel, the undercover law enforcement operation, targets child sex trafficking in the Kansas City metro area.

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