A former Rutland man is being held on the charge of luring a child to have sex.
Vermont State Police say Michael Johnson, 59, of North Walpole, NH, was taken to MVRCC on $25,000 bail.
Authorities say Johnson made contact with a detective who was posing as a 13-year-old girl on the Internet, and sent sexually explicit messages.
Officials say Johnson arranged to meet what he thought was a teenage girl at the Walmart Plaza in Rutland. Johnson took a bus from New Hampshire to Vermont Friday morning. When he arrived, police say they arrested Johnson.
Johnson is due in court on Tuesday, Dec. 26.