A 51-year-old Ottawa man accused of stalking and sending lewd text messages was arrested about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in a sting operation conducted by the Ottawa Police Department.

Frank Dean Yeager is accused of sending lewd text messages to an 18-year-old Ottawa woman over a period of time, police said. The woman, who repeatedly rejected his advances, reported the incidents to police officers, the report said.

Police instituted a stalking investigation. From the woman’s cell phone, police sent a text message to Yeager, asking for a rendezvous Wednesday afternoon at a lot in the 1000 block of North Main Street in Ottawa.

Yeager, who was expecting to find the 18-year-old woman waiting for him at the lot, instead was greeted by Ottawa police officers, who placed him under arrest on suspicion of stalking and other charges related to the lewd messages.

Yeager remained in the Franklin County Jail Friday afternoon, awaiting a court appearance.