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Man arrested for trying to meet underage teen for sex

Posted: September 11, 2013 - 3:07pm
John Roy Langer, 37, of Asheville, N.C.  Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
John Roy Langer, 37, of Asheville, N.C.

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Columbia County authorities arrested a North Carolina man who traveled to the county Tuesday to have sex with a teenage girl.

John Roy Langer, 37, of Asheville, N.C., was charged with criminal attempt to commit aggravated child molestation. He's being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.

Langer had been communicating online with a sheriff's office investigator posing as a young teenage girl. When he arrived at Patriots Park for a meeting with the girl just before 8 a.m. Tuesday, he was met instead with investigators.

Langer is a security guard in Asheville.

The arrest was part of an undercover investigation incoordination with the FBI, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. It targets offenders targeting underage girls online.

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Comments (3)


The headline is inaccurate.

The headline is inaccurate. There was no teenager involved. She was a decoy.



It's not incorrect, it says "trying". I guess he failed!


There was no "teenager" to

There was no "teenager" to try and contact! If an undercover cop tries to make a drug deal, real drugs are involved. That's all I'm saying...