Gainesville man arrested after trying to meet with minor

Gainesville police say 54-year-old Alexander Metzer is behind bars for messaging with who he thought was a 14-year-old girl and sending her explicit pictures.

Officials say Metzer began talking with an undercover officer who posed as a 14-year-old girl back in February.
According to police, Metzer talked with the officer about performing sexual acts on each other and sent two inappropriate pictures of himself.

Metzer claims he thought he was talking to a 19-year-old. He faces multiple charges including solicitation of a minor.