Man arrested in online sting

Photo by Carrie Jones

Photo by Carrie Jones

WINDER -- Barrow County law enforcement arrested Thursday an Alpharetta man accused of setting up a sexual encounter with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl, the ninth such arrest during a ongoing investigation.

Sridhar Marta was charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes and violation of the online computer exploitation act following a two-day online conversation with undercover investigators from the Statham Police Department.

After Marta suggested a meeting with the investigator posing as a young girl, "he drove approximately 90 minutes to Statham to meet the female with the intent to have sexual relations with her," officials said.

Instead, he was met by task force investigators and arrested without incident.