(AP) — Authorities have arrested 26-year-old Derrik Dustin Childs of Watford City. He’s accused of trying to lure a girl online.
The Ward County Sheriff’s Department says an investigator assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children unit started an online conversation Tuesday with a man who said he wanted to meet a 16-year-old girl. The deputy posed as a 16-year-old girl and agreed to the online conversation.
Authorities say the conversation led to the defendant allegedly distributing pornographic information to what he thought was a 16-year-old girl.
Deputies traveled to Watford City on Wednesday and arrested the man. He is being held in the Ward County Jail on suspicion of luring a minor by electronic means, pending a court appearance.