Walworth County man arrested in undercover sex sting

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RACINE (WITI) –A 50-year-old Walworth County resident was arrested Saturday, March 29th after Racine County Sheriff’s Investigators conducted an undercover operation.

According to police, the 50-year-old suspect was engaging in sexually explicit conversations with a subject he believed was a 15-year-old male.

Through the course of the operation, the suspect made arrangements to meet with the juvenile in order to engage in sexual activity.

Officials say the suspect traveled to a pre-designated location where he believed he was meeting the juvenile and was subsequently taken into custody by Sheriff’s Investigators.

The suspect was conveyed to the Racine County Jail without additional incident and is being held on charges of second-degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement and use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.