TYLER (AP) — An East Texas college professor has been accused of conversing with a 12-year-old girl online and trying to meet her for sex.READ MORE: Dallas Police Officer Arrested For Domestic Assault
Judd Harrison Quarles of Tyler was charged with online solicitation of a minor under age 14.
Smith County jail records Tuesday didn’t list an attorney for the 31-year-old Quarles, who was arrested Friday and freed on $350,000 bond.
Quarles taught economics and government at Tyler Junior College. He was suspended following his arrest.READ MORE: Much Happening In DFW For Juneteenth Including Walk With Opal Lee
An affidavit says Quarles had sexual conversations with the girl, who pretended to be 18, but told police that he was never going to meet her.
A message for comment, sent Tuesday to his college email, was returned as undeliverable.
Quarles previously was chief of staff for state Rep. Matt Schaefer of Tyler.MORE NEWS: Drowning In Grapevine Lake Prompts Warning From First Responders
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