Baltimore County Police have charged an Essex man with trying to solicit a minor for sex.
On November 25, an undercover Baltimore County Police detective posted an ad on an internet site. The detective received a response to the ad from a subject that included an image of a naked man.
On December 15, the undercover detective responded back to the subject, posing a 13-year-old girl, and began on-line communication with him. During on-line communications, the subject talked about wanting to have sex and perform sexual acts.
A meeting was arranged on December 22 at a location in Baltimore County. The subject thought was going to pick a 13-year-old girl up and take her to his house. When he arrived at the location, police were waiting for him; and took him into custody without incident.
The subject has been identified as 47-year-old John William Ransier of the 500 block of Stemmers Run Road 21221. He has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor, attempted third degree sex offense, and attempted second degree rape. Ransier is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.