Man allegedly entices teen for sex via Pokémon Go app - KMOV.com

Man allegedly entices teen for sex via Pokémon Go app

Posted: Updated:
William Conner, 47, charged after allegedly trying to entice teen girl for sex using Pokémon Go app (Credit: St. Charles County Detention Center) William Conner, 47, charged after allegedly trying to entice teen girl for sex using Pokémon Go app (Credit: St. Charles County Detention Center)

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A St. Charles County man faces charges for allegedly trying to entice a teenage girl for sex using the Pokémon Go app.

Members of the St. Charles County Cyber Crimes Task Force did not find a Pokémon, but they did find William R. Conner, 47, of Lake St. Louis.

According to the St. Charles County Police Department, Conner arranged to have sex with a 14-year-old he met online through an ad linked to the popular Pokémon Go game.

Read: Suspects charged with using 'Pokemon Go' to commit armed robberies

Turns out, there was no 14-year-old girl, it was a sting operation, police say.

Conner faces charges including enticement of a child.

The Cyber Crime Task Force has lots of experience catching predators through chat rooms and various web sites.

The task force says they are warning parents that innocent games like Pokémon needs to be monitored.

Read: Some first responders are concerned Pokemon Go is becoming a safety risk
According to police, Conner is being held at the St. Charles County Detention Center on $50,000.

Copyright 2016 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Watch News 4 Now

Mouse over player for controls · LAUNCH FULL PLAYER

Powered by Frankly