Walworth County man arrested in undercover sting

CREATED Apr 1, 2014

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A 50-year-old Walworth County man was arrested Saturday when Racine County investigators conducted an undercover operation.

Deputies said Ronald R. Niehus, 50, was engaging in sexually explicit conversations with a subject he believed was a 15-year-old male.

Niehus traveled to a pre-designated location where he believed he was meeting the juvenile and was subsequently taken into custody, according to the Racine County Sheriff's Office.

Niehus is being held on charges of 2nd degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement and use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.

The investigation is ongoing.