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Bend Man Arrested for Luring a Minor

Early this morning, 30-year-old Steven Ransom, of Bend, has been arrested for Luring a Minor for Sexual Conduct. Yesterday, a Bend Police Officer posed as a 15-year-old female on a mobile app. Ransom began conversing with the fictitious child and made very graphic and detailed references about his intentions when they met. Early this morning, Ransom agreed to meet with the fake kid. Upon arrival, Ransom was taken into custody and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail.

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