Police: 10 suspects arrested for meeting "14-year-old" for sex in Mesa

Posted at 11:39 AM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 19:26:58-05

A Mesa man posted an online ad asking for sex and once again it turned out to be an officer posing as a 14-year-old girl.

This arrest was part of "Operation Home Schooled." A Mesa police undercover operation that busted ten suspects ranging in age from 23 to 66, including 52-year-old Kelly Todd Davis. 

Court records show that on November 15, Davis showed up with condoms and energy drinks to have sex with a girl he believed to be 14. Instead, he met Mesa police.

Police report that Davis posted an online ad that was responded to by a Mesa police officer posing as "Ali" a 14-year-old girl.

Police say during their e-mail conversations, Davis reportedly sent lewd photos to "Ali." They set up to meet each other after Davis got off work. He agreed to bring her condoms and orange-flavored energy drinks.

Davis allegedly entered a home near Stapley Drive and Broadway Road carrying the condoms and drinks. 

He was arrested and has been charged with attempted sexual conduct with a minor and furnishing obscene material to a minor.

Mesa police say the operation was done with the assistance of 'Operation Underground Railroad' and is a "continuing effort to remove these predators from our community."