Man charged in undercover child sex sting in Rice Lake

Published: Jul. 2, 2018 at 8:49 PM CDT
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A 59-year-old man is charged in Barron County after an undercover child sex sting.

Kevin Rust of Minnesota is charged with three counts, including use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.

According to the criminal complaint, an officer with the Rice Lake Police Department posted an ad pretending to be a 15-year-old girl who was looking for an older man. Rust responded.

The complaint says he sent several inappropriate messages through text throughout the month of June.

On June 28, Rust made plans to meet the pretend girl in a parking lot. That's where he was arrested by police.