Suspect arrested for trying to entice girls over Internet

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(KSL News) Police in Idaho today arrest a man believed to have used the Internet to entice girls in Utah.

Deputies say 35-year-old Arthur Schmierer, of Homedale, Idaho, attempted to solicit girls from Iron County, Utah, to meet him for sexual activity.

Police say they made contact with Schmierer and led him to believe he would be meeting with a 13-year-old girl at a McDonald's in Nampa, Idaho, this afternoon. Instead, they arrested him and booked him into jail.

Schmierer is a truck driver, and police say he made several communications from out of state.

He now faces felony charges of attempted lewd conduct with a minor, enticement, and violating a no contact order, which stems from an existing court case.

News station KTVB in Boise, Idaho, reports the Iron County Sheriff's Office contacted authorities in Idaho earlier in the week regarding Schmierer. It says the investigation is continuing and more charges could be forthcoming.

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