Wanted man from Florida arrested in Waupaca County

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WEYAUWEGA - A man wanted on sex charges in Florida was arrested in Waupaca County on Thursday.

Wisconsin state troopers say officers from Jacksonville, Florida, contacted them. They asked the State Patrol to be on the lookout for a 59-year-old man wanted for attempting to solicit the sexual battery of an 11-year-old child. Officers in Florida believed the man was driving a semi and would be in the Weyauwega area on Thursday.

Just after 10 a.m., state troopers saw the semi and pulled it over. They identified the man as the one wanted in Florida and arrested him.

He was taken to the Waupaca County Jail to await being sent back to Florida.