A man from Blount County who worked with youth basketball programs has been arrested for soliciting sex from a child.

Billy Jason Rigsby, who lives in the community of Altoona, was arrested last Wednesday by Gardendale Police on charges of electronic solicitation of a child and traveling to meet a minor for an immoral sex act.

Rigsby, 36, worked for a beverage company in Jefferson County but has since been dismissed, Gardendale Police spokesman Lt. Bryan Lynch said.

"This crime did not involve any children in Gardendale," Lynch said. "We should be careful with what we say to someone else through social media"

Lynch added that the case is still under active investigation.

Rigsby worked with the Blount County Youth Basketball League. He is lodged in the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of $90,000 bond.

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