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Man arrested for trying to meet underage teen for sex

Posted: September 15, 2013 - 12:04am
Langer  Valerie Rowell
Valerie Rowell
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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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