Police: Meriden man charged with enticing minor online

Police: Meriden man charged with enticing minor online



 

MERIDEN — A city man faces charges after police said he tried to entice a 13-year-old online. 

Victor Mercado, 19, of 62 Wood St., was charged Monday with enticing a minor and risk of injury to a minor. 

On Jan. 8, police began investigating a report of a 13-year-old receiving Facebook messages requesting sex acts, according to Mercado’s arrest warrant.

Police obtained the records through Facebook and identified the person sending the messages as Mercado, the warrant said.

Mercado was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Monday. Bond was set at $35,000 and he is due back in court on Nov. 6. 

– Lauren Sellew 


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