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Man Arrested in Clay County Sting Found Dead in Home

11:11 PM, Apr 4, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man accused of trying to solicit sex online from a 14-year-old is dead, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

A neighbor called 911 after finding 49-year-old Steven Earl Marshall dead in his home Wednesday morning, and when officers got to the scene they called for a rescue unit who confirmed that Marshall was dead.

Marshall's death is currently being investigated as undetermined, according to JSO Public Information Officer Melissa Bujeda

Investigators said the Bank of America employee, who was arrested in a Clay County sting operation, met a girl, who later turned out to be a detective, and had illicit conversations with her.

Those conversations were redacted from the police report, but the report does say that Marshall arranged to pay the girl $350 in exchange for sex.

Marshall drove to the agreed upon meeting location off of Highway 17, the CCSO report says, and when officers arrested him they said they found $380 in cash and several condoms in Marshall's pocket.

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