RUPERT — The police department has arrested a Rupert resident on charges of enticing a child.
According to a news release issued by the Rupert Police Department, 39-year-old Bradley Allen Pedersen was arrested on September 16 with the help of Idaho Department of Corrections probation and parole officers.
According to court records, Pedersen is charged with felony enticing of a child through use of the Internet and attempted lewd conduct. He is also charged with six misdemeanor counts of attempted dissemination of hazardous materials to a minor.
He was arraigned on Monday in the Minidoka County Court of First Instance. A preliminary hearing date for him was not recorded in court documents on Tuesday.
The police department encourages everyone to report suspected child abuse in all its forms, including online abuse of a child, to the police.
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Anyone with questions about how they can help protect children online or assist the Rupert Police Department’s investigative unit can call 208-434-2330.