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Police: He thought he was meeting a teen before he was arrested

He was wearing a Santa hat when he was taken into custody.

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — A 68-year-old man thought he meeting a 14-year-old girl, investigators said. Instead, he was met with handcuffs.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Jimmy Lee Bowling, of Ellijay, Georgia, was arrested shortly after noon on Tuesday after arriving at an undisclosed location where he had planned to meet a teen girl.

Bowling is charged with Attempted Child Molestation, Pandering, Sexual Exploitation of a Child, Obscene Internet Contact with a Minor, and Violation of the Computer Pornography and Sexual Exploitation Act.  

As of Tuesday afternoon, he was being held at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center being held without bond. 

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