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Polson man arrested for attempted sexual abuse of children

Polson Police Cruiser
Posted at 11:32 AM, Oct 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-07 10:27:10-04

POLSON - A Polson man who is accused of trying to lure a girl into his home was arrested on Wednesday evening.

Lake County 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a suspicious man in a work truck who was attempting to lure a girl under the age of 16 years old to his home at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Deputies responded to the area and determined the girl was walking home when she was approached by the man who offered her money to come to his home, a news release states.

An investigation determined that the crime of “sexual abuse of children by enticing, coercing, or encouraging a child under 16 to engage in sexual conduct” had been committed, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies identified the suspect as 59-year-old Scott Johnson of Polson who was arrested at his home a short time later. Johnson is currently being held in the Lake County jail.