Edmond man arrested in sting, accused of using Craigslist to solicit sex from a minor

Authorities arrested an Edmond man accused of soliciting sex from what he believed was a 15-year-old boy on Craigslist, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
by Juliana Keeping Modified: June 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm •  Published: June 14, 2013
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— Authorities arrested an Edmond man accused of soliciting sex from what he believed was a 15-year-old boy on Craigslist, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

Michael Dean Osburn, 42, is accused of traveling to Guthrie to meet a 15-year-old boy for sex, according to OSBI. Members of the organization's crimes against children task force arrested Osburn Friday morning after a two-month investigation into his activities on Craigslist, according to an OSBI statement. An undercover agent had been communicating with Osburn, posing as a teen, said Bob Harshaw, OSBI spokesman.

Authorities arrested Osburn on Friday in the 200 block of Woodlawn Drive in Guthrie and took him to Logan County jail on a complaint of violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act and solicitation of sexual conduct of a minor with the use of technology, the agency reported.

He remained in the jail Friday evening, a Logan County jail official said.


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by Juliana Keeping
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Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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