Verona man accused of trying to have sex with teen boy

Monday, August 11, 2014

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- A Dane County man is accused of engaging in sexually explicit computer chats with someone he thought was a 15-year-old boy.

Sheriff's investigators in Racine County say Andrew J. Stuttgen of Verona was arrested in a sting Sunday. Authorities say the 31-year-old went to a pre-arranged location where he thought he was meeting the boy. Instead he was arrested.

Stuttgen was charged Monday with five felonies, including attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child and three counts of possessing child pornography. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 95 years in prison.

A judge set his cash bond at $150,000 and ordered that he not use the Internet or have contact with children.

His public defender, Jamie McClendon, did not immediately return an email message seeking comment.

Copyright Associated Press 2014


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