Forum staff reports, Published May 15 2012
27-year-old Finley man accused of attempted luring of 15-year-old Illinois girlSYCAMORE, Ill. – A 27-year-old Finley, N.D., man is in jail and facing charges after police here say he allegedly used the Internet to try to lure a 15-year-old Illinois girl to North Dakota for sex.
According to a news release from the Sycamore Police Department, Brandon Murch was arrested after a two month investigation conducted by the police and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Murch allegedly used Facebook and his cell phone to try convincing the 15-year-old to travel to North Dakota for sexual purposes, police said in the release.
Murch was arrested after North Dakota investigators set up an online sting, where he attempted to solicit an investigator posing as a minor.
Murch is currently being held on $25,000 bond in the Cass County Jail.