LINCOLN, Neb. | A Moville, Iowa, man has pleaded guilty to setting up a meeting to have sex with an underage girl.
Dennis Ragan, 63, changed his plea Thursday in Lancaster County District Court and pleaded guilty to one count of enticement by electronic communication device.
Sentencing was set for May 12.
According to authorities, Ragan responded to an online ad he believed had been posted by a 15-year-old girl, but was actually posted by an undercover investigator. Ragan exchanged 170 emails with the person he believed to be the girl.
According to court documents, Ragan traveled to Lincoln with the intent of having sexual contact with the girl and was arrested on Aug. 31 at a Lincoln laundromat where he had agreed to a meeting. Investigators found condoms, lubrication, batteries and sex toys in Ragan's car.