SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City man has pleaded not guilty to having sexual contact with a juvenile female.

Richard VanCleave, 34, entered his written plea Monday in Woodbury County District Court to single counts of third-degree sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to court documents, VanCleave arranged to meet a 13-year-old girl at a Sioux City hotel on Jan. 30. The girl told VanCleave she was 13, but he told her he didn't care "as long as he didn't get caught," court documents said.

Prior to their meeting, VanCleave sent naked photos of himself to the girl and had her send him naked photos of herself, court documents said.


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