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Denham Springs man arrested after trying to arrange sex with a minor

3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago Monday, September 27 2021 Sep 27, 2021 September 27, 2021 9:44 PM September 27, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

DENHAM SPRINGS - A married man is accused of arranging sex with a 15-year-old girl on social media who turned out to be an undercover detective.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said 55-year-old Dean Ockman first contacted the fake account Aug. 4.

Before attempting to arrange sex, Ockman allegedly sent messages to whom he believed was a young girl and tried to make sure the account was genuine.

"But don't want ur mom and dad to put me in jail hehe," Ockman said in a message, according to arrest records. "Police are some bad guys at times but it's to keep kids safe I get it."

Ockman added that two men he worked with had been caught after trying to arrange sex with minors. Documents said that afterward, Ockman explained "different sexual acts that he wanted to perform on the 15-year-old female."

After more than a month of messaging back and forth, Ockman was arrested on Sept. 27 for indecent behavior with a minor and computer-aided solicitation of a minor.

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