Man facing charges after undercover child sex sting, deputies say

Jacksonville man traveled to St. Johns County to meet 'child'

Booking photo of James Kellow

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - A 30-year-old Jacksonville man is facing several charges after an undercover child sex sting in St. Johns County, deputies said.

According to the Sheriff's Office, James Campbell Kellow began communicating Wednesday with an undercover detective whom he thought was a child and traveled to St. Johns County late Wednesday morning, hoping to meet the child.

He was caught in a traffic stop and brought in for questioning.

He is charged with use of computer to seduce, solicit, lure a child, attempted lewd and lascivious behavior, travel to meet a child after using a computer to lure a child and unlawful use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony.

Special Victims Unit detectives began the investigation in an effort to target individuals that use the internet to sexually exploit children.

Kellow was booked into the County Jail and is being held without bond pending a first appearance hearing Thursday morning.

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