Man Arrested For Trying To Have Sex With A Minor

WAYNESBORO, Va. -- A Waynesboro man is behind bars after getting caught trying to have sex with a minor.

66 year-old John Daniel Patterson Jr. faces charges after police say he tried to arrange sex with an undercover deputy posing as a 13 year-old boy.

Patterson allegedly made contact with the undercover agent after responding to an ad online.

Patterson agreed to meet the deputy in Verona.

His neighbors are shocked.

"It makes me feel terrible to know that it's within our neighborhood and in our area," says Greg Gilbert, who lives down the street from Patterson. "I just can't believe it and there's an elementary school, Kate Collins, not a hundred yards from there and there's a lot of young kids in this area walking the streets."

Patterson is currently being held at the Middle River Regional Jail. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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