A 17-year-old camp counselor is facing charges after he allegedly tried to put together a sexual rendezvous with a 12-year-old girl, according to a criminal complaint.
Joshua T. Thompson was charged in on Friday with one count of child enticement. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On June 13, Thompson contacted the girl via Facebook and had a five-hour conversation with her that turned sexually explicit. He eventually told the girl — who he met while being a counselor at Camp Whitcomb – he would have sex with her as long as she would promise to “keep it on the down low.”
Thompson then told the girl he would pick her up, but she said she was going swimming and would be gone from town the rest of the summer. However, several hours later, she contacted him again and they talked about meeting up at either the campus or where they could have sex in his car.
The girl went out and stayed out late, which her parents found suspicious, which led to them discovering the conversation.
Thompson told police officers the sex conversation began as a joke, but he became serious as it continued, but he stopped discussing it with her because it would be illegal.
He’s currently free on a $5,000 surety bond while awaiting trial.