Police Officer Accused of Sexual Solicitation With a Child - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Police Officer Accused of Sexual Solicitation With a Child

Posted: Updated:

Conway, Arkansas (KATV)

Josh George was chatting online with what he thought was a mom.

He was allegedly asking her for sexual favors from a 12 and 9 year old.

That family he thought he was chatting with was a full-time undercover investigator with the Faulkner County Sheriff's office.

Authorities say he asked the mom and her kids to meet at a Conway grocery store around 4:30 yesterday afternoon.

When he showed up, he was immediately arrested.

Since Josh George was once a sheriff's deputy, Faulkner County authorities assumed he was armed, and he was. Police took him to the ground causing him to cut his head. 

He did not resist arrest.

Chief Deputy Matt Rice tells KATV that George was the one who started the online conversation with the mother.

And that George was a good deputy with a private life that no one knew about.

"You never know inside someone's house what they're doing" Said Chief Deputy Rice, "he's worked for 3 different agencies, and no one has picked up on this. You can't pick up on something like this. They're not going to tell you about it."

Back in 2007 George was a deputy with Faulkner County, but was fired in 2013 for falsifying a police report.

He was then re-hired as a corrections officer in Guy, Arkansas.

George remains in the Faulkner County Jail Friday with no bail pending.

An Initial court appearance is set for Monday.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 3 Killed In Central Arkansas Car Crash

    3 Killed In Central Arkansas Car Crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:40:58 GMT
    COTTON PLANT, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say three men have died in a single-vehicle crash.Jonesboro television station KAIT reports (http://bit.ly/1zkMwzC ) the crash happened early Sunday morning on State Highway 38 west of Cotton Plant.Police say the vehicle went off the road and struck a concrete culvert. The vehicle was launched into the air and hit an electric pole.The driver and the passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.More >>
    COTTON PLANT, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say three men have died in a single-vehicle crash.Jonesboro television station KAIT reports (http://bit.ly/1zkMwzC ) the crash happened early Sunday morning on State Highway 38 west of Cotton Plant.Police say the vehicle went off the road and struck a concrete culvert. The vehicle was launched into the air and hit an electric pole.The driver and the passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.More >>
  • Police still searching for missing father and 10-month-old son

    Police still searching for missing father and 10-month-old son

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:08:10 GMT
    A prayer vigil was held Sunday for the missing Greenwood father and son. 33-year-old Brian Floyd and 10-month-old have been missing since Friday, July 25. Police are still looking for Floyd's dark green 1997 GMC pick up truck which they believe was last seen in the Ouacita mountains area south of Blue mountain.More >>
    A prayer vigil was held Sunday for the missing Greenwood father and son. 33-year-old Brian Floyd and 10-month-old have been missing since Friday, July 25. Police are still looking for Floyd's dark green 1997 GMC pick up truck which they believe was last seen in the Ouacita mountains area south of Blue mountain.More >>
  • Metro Radar

    Metro Radar