Wittenberg man arrested in online sex sting

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TOWN OF BELLE PLAINE (WLUK) -- A Wittenberg man was arrested, accused of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.

Shawano County deputies say the 49-year-old man was arrested Thursday after meeting up with an undercover official, posing as a 15-year-old girl online.

Authorities say the man chatted back and forth with undercover officials for approximately three months. The man was told he was communicating with a 15-year-old girl. The conversations were sexual in nature, officials say.

Deputies say charges against the man have been forwarded to the district attorney.