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Published: Friday, 7/18/2008

Hillsdale man indicted over Internet sex sting

A Hillsdale man accused of arranging via the Internet to have sex with a minor in West Toledo was indicted yesterday by a Lucas County grand jury.

Garry Ritchey, 36, was indicted for disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and attempting to commit unlawful sexual contact with a minor. He was being held in the county jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

He was arrested July 10 in the 3100 block of Shawnee Road near Trilby Park, where he was set to meet with a police officer who was posing on the Internet as a 14-year-old girl, according to police.

He had been talking with the officer online and asked to meet her for sex. He also is accused of sending the officer explicit videos of himself, police said.

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