Jason Michael Sharritt, 21, of DeFuniak Springs, was arrested over the weekend after soliciting who he thought was a 13-year-old girl for sex.
Between Oct. 25 and Dec. 7, Sharritt engaged with an undercover officer depicting a 13-year-old female through a social media account.
During the exchange, which took place primarily on a social media messaging application, Sharritt got increasingly sexual in nature, indicating several times he wanted to have sex. Sharritt also sent multiple illegal images to the undercover officer.
A Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy found Sharritt at 84 East Tulip Ave., DeFuniak Springs, where he was served with an active warrant. He was arrested and booked into the Walton County Jail on Saturday, December 8. Sharritt was given a $25,000 bond and released the following day.
Sharritt is charged with using a computer to solicit a child for sex, two counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor and using a communication device to facilitate a felony. All four charges are felonies in the state of Florida.