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Police: Kingman man accused of luring 8th-grader

KINGMAN, Ariz. — Authorities in northwestern Arizona say a Kingman man is
in custody for allegedly luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

Kingman police say 30-year-old Michael Gerad Keith was arrested Thursday
afternoon at his workplace and has been booked into the Mohave County Jail.

The arrest came after Kingman Unified School District officials reported
information to a school resource officer that had been brought to them by an
eighth-grade student.

Investigators found Keith had “friended” several eighth-grade female students
on Facebook and allegedly was grooming a 14-year-old girl.

Police say the texting began early last month. Investigators served a search
warrant at Keith’s home and seized computers, cell phones and electronic

Police didn’t immediately know Friday whether Keith has an attorney yet.


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