CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police say a 32-year-old man is behind bars after arriving at a location to have sexual contact with a girl he met on Craigslist who he believed was 14-years-old, but was really an undercover police officer.
Police say Stephenson traveled to a predetermined location on Thursday to have sexual contact with the "minor", where he was then arrested.
The affidavit states Stephenson confessed to a detective that "his intention was to have sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl."
Authorities say the ad was created to help combat the sexual exploitation of children via the internet.
Stephenson has been charged with attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor, and is being held at the Charleston County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.