Investigators with the Hartford Police Department arrested Graue on May 2, and charged him with felony traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act and felony electronic solicitation of a child.
Hartford Police Chief Annie Ward told the Eagle shortly after Graue’s arrest that the charges allegedly involved his arranging to meet someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl through an online dating site. The arrest was made through an ongoing undercover investigation handled by the Hartford Police Department and the Perverted Justice Foundation.
“Since it was an internet-related sex charge, he was prohibited from having internet in his home or having a smart phone,” Smith said.
Smith said his client’s wife lives in Missouri, and due to her suffering from breast cancer and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) he’d found himself having to take care of her.
“He was forced to go there to help care for his wife after (the) caregivers quit,” Smith said. “He was just visiting and he was basically just there for a limited time to find a caregiver for his wife.”
Source: Dothan Eagle