State police: Man used app, attempted to lure girl for sex in exchange for money

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State police say a man from Maryland faces charges for allegedly attempting to lure a 13-year-old girl for sex, in exchange for money, on an online app.

According to state police, they posed as the young girl using Skout and communicated with Felix Jimenez-Romero, 36.

Detectives allege Jimenez-Romero, knowing the victim's age, suggested a meeting and offered compensation in exchange for sex.

He was arrested after arriving to meet the girl at a diner in Union Township.

Jimenez-Romero was charged with luring/enticing a child, promoting prostitution of a minor, and attempted sexual assault.

He was lodged in Union County Jail pending a bail detention hearing.

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