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Overton man arrested for alleged child enticement

The Nebraska State Patrol, in conjunction with the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested a 67-year-old Overton man on charges related to the electronic enticement of a minor.

Paul M. Tegeler, 67, Overton, was taken into custody around 1:30 a.m., Saturday at a bus stop in Lexington.

His arrest follows a 10-day investigation involving the Nebraska and Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children task forces.

During the investigation, officials said they discovered that Tegeler engaged in electronic communication of a sexual nature with an investigator posing as a juvenile female during which he arranged a meeting for the purpose of having sex.

A search warrant was also served at Tegeler’s home. Computers and other electronic devices and evidence pertaining to the investigation were seized from the home.

Tegeler was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Dawson County Jail on charges to include sexual assault by use of an electronic communication device, enticement by electronic communication device and attempted manufacturer of child pornography.