Auburn trucker accused of trying to meet teen for sex in Connecticut

WILLINGTON, CT — A trucker from Auburn is accused of trying to lure a 15-year-old boy for sex in Connecticut.

Shawn Arnold Connecticut State Police photo

Police say 45-year-old Shawn Arnold of Auburn thought he was talking to a teen about meeting up in Willington, Connecticut, on Sunday, but it was actually an activist group posing as a teen online.

Police say the group confronted Arnold at a truck stop and waited for officers to arrive.

Arnold was charged with attempting to enticing a minor by a computer, sexual assault in the second degree, and criminal attempt risk of injury to a child, according to WFSB-TV.

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