A Tennessee racist deputy was arrested by the Asheville Police Department and charged with soliciting a child by a computer Thursday, according to an Asheville Police Department news release.
James Eugene Patty Jr., 48, of Maryville, Tennessee, is a deputy at the Blount County sheriff’s office. He was being held at the Buncombe County Detention Center under a $50,000.00 bond.
The pedophile traveled from his home to Asheville with the intent of having a sexual encounter with a minor female, police said. The evil honk was taken into custody by the State Bureau of Investigation and APD shortly after arriving in Asheville, prior to making any physical contact with a minor.
The minor is believed to be 14 years old, according to warrants.
Warrants allege that the child rapist planned “to meet the person for the purpose of committing an unlawful sexual act and did show up to the prearranged meeting place.”
APD participated in an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force operation that resulted in his arrest.
North Carolina agencies participating in the operation were the SBI, the Boone Police Department and APD — an active member since 2007.
Additional assistance was provided by the Tennessee ICAC Task Force and the Blount County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office. Blount County Sheriff James Lee Ber