Phillip Loftis charged with soliciting sex from 13-year-old

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Putnam County man accused of attempting to solicit a minor for the purpose of illicit sex.

On August 2nd, TBI Agents received information from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that a man, identified as Phillip Carlen Loftis (DOB 1-27-66) engaged in an online conversation with an undercover GBI Agent, who was posing as a 13-year-old female. During the exchange, Loftis engaged in conversation of a sexual nature and exposed himself in transmitted photographs.

Phillip Carlen Loftis (PCSD)
Phillip Carlen Loftis (PCSD)

On Wednesday, authorities arrested Loftis and charged him with one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by Electronic Means and one count of Solicitation of a Minor. Agents subsequently booked him into the Putnam County Jail, where, at the time of this release, he was being held on a $7,500 bond.

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