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Published May 15, 2012, 04:46 PM

Finley, ND, Man Accused of Using Facebook to Lure Teenager

FINLEY, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man is accused of using text messages and Facebook postings to try to attract a 15-year-old Illinois girl for sex.

By: Associated Press,

FINLEY, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man is accused of using text messages and Facebook postings to try to attract a 15-year-old Illinois girl for sex.

North Dakota authorities arrested Brandon Murch, of Finley, on Tuesday.

Murch is being held in the Cass County jail on $25,000 bond while he awaits extradition to Illinois.

Sycamore, Illinois, Police Sgt. Rod Swartzendruber told Fargo's KFGO Radio that the girl's parents alerted police about the messages their daughter was getting.

Authorities traced the messages to Murch and notified the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

North Dakota authorities set up a sting. Murch later propositioned a North Dakota investigator who was posing as a teenage girl.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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