Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Rochester police today reported the arrest of a Rochester man through what was described as a "proactive undercover operation."

A statement issued by the department says the investigation targeted online offenders attempting to solicit minors to commit sexual acts. The man arrested was identified as 34-year-old Adam Frank Blackwell of Rochester.

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The Police Department says Blackwell was taken into custody at Silver Lake Park Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say online chat messages indicated that he allegedly planned to meet a minor at the park for sexual acts.

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He had been exchanging online messages with a police investigator posing as a juvenile female.

Blackwell is currently being held in the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center on suspicion of Solicit Child through Electronic Communication and Electronically Communicate-Sexual Conduct with a Child.


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