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Former police officer charged with child solicitation

Arrested: Dennis Lewis (Source Indiana State Police) Arrested: Dennis Lewis (Source Indiana State Police)

Posted by Amber Jenkins - email

DEARBORN COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - A former Aurora police officer is facing charges after being accused of soliciting sex from a teenage girl who turned out to be an undercover police officer.

On Thursday afternoon, the Indiana State Police arrested and charged 52-year-old Dennis Lewis with Child Solicitation. Lewis is accused of soliciting sexual intercourse in an online chat room in December of last year with who he thought was a 13-year-old girl.

The teen was actually an undercover police officer in Ohio.

Lewis is currently being held at the Switzerland County Jail. He appeared in court Friday morning, where his bond was taken under advisement. He will be back in court on Monday because police say more charges could be filed.

After the Ohio officer's investigation revealed that she was being solicited from a computer in Lewis' home, Indiana authorities were alerted.

Indiana State Police Crimes against Children's Unit is conducted the investigation which began last week.

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