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Traveling repair technician arrested in Washington County for allegedly trying to lure teen for sex

By Cody Blowers, St. George News | Posted - Apr. 15, 2021 at 8:24 a.m.



ST. GEORGE — A Las Vegas man is in jail in Washington County after task force agents caught him allegedly trying to lure a young girl to a prearranged meeting under the premise of performing a sexual act.

On Friday, a 45-year-old Nevada man, Wayne Clarence Morris Jr., was arrested in Washington County during an active operation by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The arrest stems from an investigation that was set in motion when the suspect allegedly went online and began communicating with what he believed was a 13-year-old girl that was actually an undercover agent posing as a teen.

From there, charging documents indicate, Morris continued communicating with the decoy through text message, asking the girl to send him nude photos of herself and then arranging to meet the teen at a specific location in Washington County.

Read the full article at St. George News.

Cody Blowers

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