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Massachusetts man charged with attempted child enticement

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing charges of traveling to Rhode Island to have sex with what he thought were two underage girls.

Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Cody Hansen, of Orange, was indicted Tuesday on charges including attempted enticement of a minor and travel with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

Authorities say Hansen was arrested May 22 when he met with a person he thought would assist him in having sexual contact with girls ages 12 and 8. That person was an undercover Rhode Island State Police trooper.

Authorities allege Hansen had previously engaged in sexually explicit online conversations and sent a sexually explicit picture to what he thought was a 12-year-old girl.

He was held pending arraignment. His public defender did not return a call for comment.


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