MONROE COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – A local Ohio police department conducted a child predator sting in December, leading to the arrests of three men.
The Woodsfield Police Department reports that they conducted the operation by using a social media platform to pose as an underage person.
The suspects allegedly offered to meet a person they believed to be a minor for sexual acts. When the suspects arrived to meet the supposed minor, they were instead met by the police department and arrested.
The following people were arrested and formally charged for importuning and/or disseminating matter harmful to juveniles:
- Duane M. Potts (55)
- Nathaniel Cruse (25)
- Christian Carpenter (21)
In addition, authorities say Nathaniel Cruse is the third individual that the Woodsfield Police Department has arrested for sexual related crimes associated with 108 South Paul Street in Woodsfield.