Deputies with the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office have arrested a Viola man on the charge of Internet stalking of a child, a class B felony.
Lester Lee Hendrix, 61, was arrested Thursday after a 30 minute conversation with an investigator at a public place in Faulkner County.
According to FCSO Major Andy Shock, Hendrix came to Faulkner County with the specific purpose of having sex with an undercover officer, her 10-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son.
Shock said an undercover investigation began two and a half weeks ago online.
"After some correspondence with this subject, he was wanting to meet with our investigator," Shock wrote in a media release.
Shock said the sheriff's office has investigators whose main job duties are working on these types of Internet crimes.
"We have some dedicated investigators who stalk internet predators who choose to stalk children," he said.
A search was conducted on Hendrix's vehicle and at his home in Viola, according to FCSO. His computer and other accessories were seized and placed into evidence.