Joseph Edward Watkins, 48 of Summerville, was jailed in Rome after police said he had online conversations of a sexual nature with someone he thought to be under the age of 16 years-old.

Police said that Watkins described sex acts he wished to perform with the child before agreeing to meet up with them to act it out.

He is also accused of sending photos of his penis to the child while asking for nude photos of her in return.

He was taken into custody at an arranged meeting spot where the couple were to perform sexual acts.

He was found with marijuana while being arrested.

Watkins is charged with aggravated child molestation, use of a compute to solicit a child to commit a felony, obscene internet contact with a child, sexual exploitation of a child, electronically furnishing a child with obscene materials and possession of marijuana.