Bend man arrested for luring a minor

A 34-year-old Bend man was arrested Thursday for luring a minor on social media with the intent to engage in sex, police said.

Detective Sgt. Robert Jones said Bend Police started an investigation on October 7th into reports that a man was inappropriately reaching out and communicating with a 16-year-old girl via social media.

The man was identified as Jay Robert Turley.

On Thursday morning at 8:30, officers and detectives executed a search warrant at 80 NW Riverside Blvd. where they contacted Turley, who was alone in the residence.

Jones said evidence was seized from the location, Turley was arrested and taken to the Deschutes County Jail.

He was charged with one count of luring a minor.

This investigation is ongoing and the Bend Police Department would like anyone with information regarding Turley to please contact Deschutes County Dispatch at 541-693-6911.

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