was a Mormon church member in Fillmore, Utah; tried meeting a 13 year old that he chatted with online for sex; it was an undercover agent; he was arrested

Case Summary

Russell George Crosland was a mormon in Fillmore, Utah. Crosland chatted with a person online, which he thought was a 13 year old girl. He spoke very suggestively to her and tried meeting up with her in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was arrested as part of a sting operation and had been chatting with an under cover agent instead. And admitted he stopped at a gas station to pick up condoms which he planned to use to have sex with his victim.

Crosland was sentenced to 48 months of supervised probation. And is a registered sex offender.

OFFENSES

Description : 76-4-401 – ENTICING A MINOR/2ND DEGREE FELONY
Date Convicted : 02/01/2024
Conviction State : Utah
Statute : 76-4-401
Details : ENTICE A MINOR BY INTERNET OR TEXT – 2nd Degree Felony

Sources
  1. Fillmore man gets probation in sex sting
    view source details | 14 Feb 2024 | Millard County Chronicle Progress
  2. Fillmore man snared in FBI child sex sting
    view source details | 15 Mar 2023 | Millard County Chronicle Progress
  3. Offender Profile Russell George Crosland
    view source details | 2 May 2024 | Offender Radar
  4. Russell George Crosland
    view source details | | Utah Department of Corrections
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Images: Russell Crosland LDS sex crime case

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