William Brazzle

ROCHESTER – A Logansport man recently was arrested after he was caught trying to meet up with a 13-year-old girl in Rochester.

According to a news release from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, in early June a parent in Fulton County found inappropriate messages on their child’s phone. Those messages were reported as being sexual in nature and were allegedly being sent by an adult male from Logansport. An investigation was launched and investigators of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office continued the conversation with the man, who was identified as William Brazzle, 66, of Logansport.

On June 13, Brazzle agreed to meet with whom he thought was the girl at the Rochester City Park to engage in sexual acts, the release states. Brazzle met at the predetermined location and was taken into custody without incident. He was found to be in possession of marijuana and alcoholic beverages, which investigators believed were intended for the child.

Brazzle was arrested and placed in the Fulton County Detention Center for child solicitation, a Level 4 felony; dealing marijuana to a minor, a Level 5 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.

The news release reminds citizens to monitor their children’s social media accounts for online predators.

“The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office will continue to aggressively investigate any predator that has intentions to harm our children. Resources will be dedicated to identifying, investigating and bringing them to justice,” Sheriff Travis Heishman is quoted as saying in the release.