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OPD looking for other potential victims after man arrested for child enticement

Posted at 9:32 AM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 10:35:53-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha Police say a 20-year-old man is booked on child enticement charges after allegedly making arrangements through social media to meet a 13-year-old girl.

Officers responded to a call of child enticement on Sept. 24 and learned a juvenile was speaking with a 20-year-old, later identified as Kevin Burkhardt.

The police department said that detectives discovered that Burkhardt allegedly made plans through a social media platform to meet the juvenile.

According to authorities, Burkhardt arrived at the location where he was met by a parent who contacted the police. He was subsequently booked on child enticement charges.

The Omaha Police Department believes Burkhardt might have used the same tactic to lure other juveniles. Parents are urged to talk with their children about the dangers of talking with strangers online. Additionally, police encourage parents to contact law enforcement if they think their children have fallen victim to enticement.

Chapter 28-311 of the Nebraska Revised Statute defines Child Enticement as when someone "by any means, and without privilege to do so: knowingly solicits, coaxes, entices or lures (or attempts to solicit, coax, entice or lure) any child under the age of fourteen to enter any vehicle or to enter any place with intent to seclude the child."

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