Hamilton man charged with soliciting sex from 12-year-old

Charles Neely, Sr. (Source: Hamilton Police Department)
Charles Neely, Sr. (Source: Hamilton Police Department)

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A Hamilton man is behind bars Friday after trying to solicit sex from a 12-year-old girl.

Charles Neely Sr., 56, of Hamilton, Ohio, was arrested and charged with attempted rape, compelling prostitution, possession of drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the Hamilton Police Department, Neely requested the girl engage in sexual activity with him for hire. Neely told police when he was being arrested that he had crack and a crack pipe on his person.

According to the police report, the white rocks found on Neely tested positive for crack cocaine.

Attempted rape is a second degree felony, compelling prostitution is a third degree felony, possession of crack cocaine is a fourth degree felony and possession of drug paraphernalia is a fourth degree misdemeanor.

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