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ELKHORN — A 30-year-old Walworth County man has been taken into custody after allegedly trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a juvenile.

According to a release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, detectives with the Sheriff’s Office and the City of Elkhorn police took Lawrence C. Hisel Jr., 30, into custody at 11:26 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Gorman Street in Elkhorn.

Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children reported that Hisel arrived at the location with the intent to have an encounter with an underage juvenile.

Hisel was being held Tuesday at the Walworth County Jail on the following pending charges:

  • Possessing illegal representations depicting nudity.
  • Use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime.
  • And a sex offender registration violation.

The Sheriff’s Office noted that arrest is only an accusation and charges are pending with the District Attorney’s Office.


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