Man arrested after allegedly offering teen money for sex


A report that two people were seen going into a vacant house Friday resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly offered a teenage boy money in exchange for sex.

Maurice Langford, 40, has a history of sexually related offenses dating back to 1994, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Langford on Monday.

Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Temmiothy Johnson said in a probable-cause affidavit that police were sent to the house in the 1100 block of South Laurel Street and found Langford and the 14-year-old boy inside.

According to the affidavit, the boy told police Langford had invited him into the house to smoke marijuana, and while there, had shown him a video on Langford’s I-pad that Langford said was a “15-year-old girl having sex.”

Johnson said the boy also told police Langford had offered him money in exchange for sex, and said Langford had made the same offer before.

At Kizer’s request, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $100,000 cash-only bond for Langford after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with sexual indecency with a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Langford also was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Langford.