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Pottstown man solicited sex with teen, DA says

Ian Jalbert nabbed after undercover investigation

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - A Montgomery County man stands accused of soliciting sex with a minor.

Ian Jalbert, 46, of Pottstown, was arrested May 3 after an undercover investigation that began with the suspect replying to a Craigstlist ad that was placed by an Upper Providence Township detective posing as a 14-year-old boy, police said Tuesday.

The detective, Sgt. Raymond Bechtel, said Jalbert sent him sexually explicit emails and text messages over the course of a week before he arranged a meeting to engage in sexual acts.

Jalbert was apprehended when he showed up for that meeting and charged with unlawful contact with a minor, criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and criminal use of a communication facility. Bail was set at $50,000.

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