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Mustang man charged with computer crime

A Mustang man who was accused of having inappropriate conversations via social media with someone he thought was an 11-year-old boy has been charged with a computer-related crime.
The Canadian County District Attorney’s Office has charged Kyle Henthorn with unlawful communications by use of technology. The charge was filed last week in district court.
Henthorn, 18, was arrested May 25 after investigators said he admitted to having had a sexual conversation with someone he thought was an 11-year-old Mustang boy.
The person he was speaking with was a 13-year-old, authorities said.
Henthorn, who is a student at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, began communicating with what he thought was an 11 year old in April, a news release from Canadian County Sheriff Chris West states.
At some point, West said, the 13-year-old tried to leave the conversation. However, Henthorn begged him to keep talking.
“Kyle Henthorn would not take no for an answer. He kept pushing this child to keep talking and want to show this underage child various sexual acts,” West said.
Henthorn allowed investigators to search his cell phone, West said. That search allegedly revealed a number of conversations with underage children throughout the United States.
Officials with the Canadian County District Attorney’s Office said they filed only the computer-related charge because all of the communications occurred over an electronic device.
He was originally arrested on a lewd acts with a child accusation as well as the computer crime.
Bail was set at $50,000. Henthorn is scheduled to appear in court today.

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