The man had established contact with the girl via a dating website and arranged to meet her for sex. The man then deposited 500 kronor ($70) in the girl’s bank account in advance of their date.
When the girl did not show up the man attained her home telephone number, called her father and demanded a refund of the money.
The man, who is reported to be a plumber from Stockholm, has now been arrested and charged on suspicion of attempting to buy sexual services from a child.
The man has denied the charges, claiming that he believed that the girl was much older than 13.