Seymour man faces child solicitation charge

A Jackson County man faces a preliminary Level 5 felony charge of child solicitation after he asked a juvenile if she wanted to have sex with him during an incident in February, police report.

The incident that led to the arrest of Ismael Diego-Nicolas, 29, of Seymour on that charge was reported to the Seymour Police Department on Feb. 24, according to a news release from Lt. C.J. Foster.

Foster said police received information that two juvenile females were seen getting into a vehicle with an older man.

Investigators conducted interviews and learned the male had asked one of the females if she wanted to have sex with him, Foster said.

On Thursday, patrol officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Diego-Nicolas and arrested him for driving while never having received a driver’s license. The officers also knew investigators wanted to talk to Diego-Nicolas about an active investigation.

Foster said during an interview with police, Diego-Nicolas admitted he had asked one of the females to have sex with him. He was then arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 10:13 a.m. Thursday.

A Level 5 felony carries a potential prison sentence of one to six years with an advisory sentence of three years.