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PD: Man Thought He Was Meeting Teen for Sex

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    A Torrington man is accused of arranging to meet a teen for sex. Police said the person he was speaking with was a member of the web site group POP Squad, which stands for Prey on Predators. (Published Friday, June 16, 2017)

    A Torrington man accused of arranging for a sexual encounter with a teenage boy has been arrested after the website group, POP Squad, caught him on video, according to Torrington police.

    Police said Cole Sutton, 33, of Torrington, communicated with a person he thought was a 15-year-old boy he met on a social media site and the two arranged to meet for some type of sexual encounter.

    The person Sutton was communicating with was not a 15-year-old boy but actually an adult from the website POP Squad, which stands of Prey on Predators, and the group recorded the encounter and later cooperated with police, police said.

    On Thursday, police arrested Sutton, who was charged with criminal attempt to commit, use of a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and criminal attempt to commit sexual assault in the second degree.

    Sutton was also charged with criminal attempt to use of a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and criminal attempt to commit sexual assault in the second degree.

    Sutton posted a $100,000 bond and will appear in court on June 26.