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South Dakota man facing charges after sex sting arrest in Wisconsin

 Photo courtesy of WEAU
Photo courtesy of WEAU (KSFY)
Published: Dec. 12, 2017 at 6:33 PM CST
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A South Dakota man has been charged in Eau Claire County court in Wisconsin after trying to meet who he thought was a 14-year-old girl for sex.

KSFY sister station WEAU reports Alex Bawek, 28, is facing three counts, including "use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime." According to the criminal complaint, a detective with the Altoona Police Department posed as the girl and responded to a Craiglist as posed by Bawek.

The complaint says the two emailed back and forth, with Bawek asking the girl to send photos and suggested they engage in sexual acts.

Bawek was arrested by Altoona Police when he showed up at the location he arranged to meet who he thought was the 14 year-old girl.