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Pella Man Arrested on Enticement Charges

Posted: Saturday, May 24th, 2014 at 5:59 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Andrew Schneider, Jr

Bennie Cross

A Pella man is in police custody after he allegedly tried to entice a minor. Pella Police arrested 54-year-old Bennie Dean Cross on charges of enticement of a minor, a Class D Felony in the State of Iowa. During a joint investigation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an officer portraying a fifteen year old female conducted online conversations with Cross. Police say during these conversations Cross attempted to entice what he believed to be a fifteen-year-old female to meet him at a pre-arranged location for sex. He was arrested when he allegedly attempted to meet the female. Cross is currently being held in Marion County Jail.