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Michigan man charged with sexual exploitation of a child

Julian Russell of Michigan has been charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of children after allegedly contacting a 14-year-old girl on social media and encouraging her to send him sexually explicit material.

On May 13, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a Sundance address for a report of a 19-year-old male “messing around with” teenage girls.

In his report, the deputy states that his investigation revealed that Russell had been speaking to a 14-year-old girl on social media since the beginning of that month and had driven from Michigan to meet with her on May 12...

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