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Forum staff reports, Published May 15 2012

Fargo man faces luring charge in Wahpeton

WAHPETON, N.D. – A 28-year-old Fargo man is facing charges after he allegedly solicited a police officer here who was posing as a minor on the Internet.

According to charges filed Tuesday in Richland County District Court, Dean Alan Warpula allegedly contacted the police officer, who was posing as a 14-year-old girl online, through email and his cellphone between May 6 and May 11.

On May 11, Warpula allegedly traveled from Fargo to a McDonalds in Wahpeton to meet the girl and have sex, court documents state.

Warpula is charged with one count of luring a minor by computer or other electronic means.