New Ulm man accused of attempting to solicit a child through classified ad site
(ABC 6 News) – A New Ulm man faces felony charges after allegedly sexting an undercover agent posing as a juvenile.
Roger Myron Yarger, 57, faces charges of engaging in electric communication relating to or describing sexual conduct with a child, and distributing via electronic communication material that relates/describes sexual conduct to a child.
According to court documents, on Nov. 1, a Freeborn County detective was reviewing classified ads on Doublelist.com, which is sometimes used to facilitate sexual encounters between children and adults.
According to court documents, the detective found an ad asking for a “boy toy” and responded using an account she’d made earlier to pose as a 13-year-old boy named Greg.
The man who posted the ad, using the alias “Roger John,” allegedly described sex acts he would like to do with the “child.”
According to court documents, “Roger John” asked for a phone number to continue the conversation over text.
Court documents allege that the phone number “Roger John” used was registered to Yarger, who lives in New Ulm.
Yarger allegedly sent the “child” a full-length lewd photo of himself one day, then asked how much a taxi or Uber ride from the child’s home to his would be.
According to court documents, Yarger allegedly said he’d found that it would be $80 for a taxi to and from his place, then asked “what his thoughts are about taking a taxi.”
“Through multiple conversations, Defendant admits knowing Greg is 13 years old and talks about how they need to be careful because they could get into trouble,” court documents allege. Defendant is given multiple opportunities to leave the conversation if he wants to. Defendant says multiple times that he wants to continue talking to Greg and meet up in the future to have sexual intercourse.”
Freeborn County law enforcement requested a warrant for Yarger’s arrest and took him into custody Thursday, Jan. 18.
Yarger is currently held on $100,000 bail with conditions, or $200,000 bail with no conditions.