73-Year Old Arrested After Attempting to Lure Child He Met Online

Detective Sergeant Henrich of the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office reported on an arrest made on June 12, 2023. The arrest followed an investigation initiated on June 7th after the office received information about an adult male attempting to communicate with a minor female online. The messages exchanged contained explicit sexual descriptions, leading to the identification of the suspect, John Morgan.

On the day of the arrest, Morgan agreed to meet the minor female at a local Walmart store. However, law enforcement personnel were prepared, and members of the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office were already in position. Morgan arrived at the location in his vehicle and was promptly apprehended by the authorities. He was subsequently booked into the Josephine County Jail, where he faces charges of Luring a Minor and Online Sexual Corruption.

ARRESTED: John F. Morgan, 73 years old

CHARGES: Luring a Minor, Online Sexual Corruption I, Online Sexual Corruption II

Further details regarding the case have not been released at this time. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the matter, prioritizing the safety and well-being of minors in the community.

A criminal complaint is only an accusation of a crime, and a suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Source: JoCo SO

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