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Altoona police arrest man for allegedly trying to set up sex with a 14 year old

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Altoona (WQOW) - A sex sting in Altoona this week prompted police to arrest a man for allegedly trying to set up a sexual encounter with an underage girl.
 
Police said Alex Bawek of South Dakota posted a Craigslist ad saying he was staying in Eau Claire for the night for work, and was looking for discreet, hot, fun.

An Altoona police officer, pretending to be a 14-year-old girl, responded to the ad. Police said Bawek sent her explicit messages.

He was arrested Tuesday night when he arrived to meet her at an Altoona apartment complex. 

Police said he had a box of condoms in his vehicle, and admitted he was planning to meet the teen for sexual activity. 
 

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