(Associated Press) A state representative was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into a sexual encounter.
Rep. Kyle Tasker sent the girl, an acquaintance, inappropriate messages online before police took control of her social media account and agreed to the meeting, investigators said.
Tasker, a 30-year-old Republican from Nottingham, sent text messages about the encounter while attending a House committee meeting, a police affidavit said. He tried to meet the girl Tuesday at a secluded beach but was greeted by law enforcement, authorities said.
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After his arrest, police searched his home and said they found brownies cooked with marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms and other drugs.