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PD: Man brings stuffed panda to sexual encounter with what he thought was a 12-year-old

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Feb 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-02 17:23:48-05

A Gilbert man is accused of bringing a stuffed animal as a gift in an attempt to have sex with a 12-year-old girl.

Chandler police report that between Jan. 24-27, 21-year-old Clayton Garrett Smith had multiple conversations with an undercover officer who he believed to be a 12-year-old. 

During their discussions, Smith allegedly agreed to pay $60 to cuddle, strip and touch the girl sexually, officials said.

On Jan. 27, when Smith went to the location to meet the girl, he brought with him the money, condoms and a stuffed toy panda bear to give her as a gift.

Smith has been charged with child prostitution in connection to the incident.