Man accused of soliciting 14-year-old for sex in Randolph County

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ASHEBORO, N.C. -- A Charlotte man has been arrested for soliciting who he thought was a teenage girl for sex.

Deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office say an undercover detective posed as a 14-year-old girl while chatting online with Edward Patella.

After several conversations, deputies say Patella agreed to meet the girl in Randolph County.

Patella was arrested Thursday night.  He is charged with felony solicitation of a child by computer.

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