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Superior man charged with 9 felonies for allegedly arranging to have sex with teen

A Superior man has been charged with nine felonies for allegedly arranging to have sex with a 14-year-old girl and sending her pornographic images of himself.

Robert Louis Carlson, 57, was charged in St. Louis County Court Wednesday. A judge set his bail at $75,000.

According to court documents, Carlson had been Facebook messaging and texting the teenage girl since early February.

The girl apparently told Carlson how old she was, but Carlson apparently kept talking to her even after telling the victim that she was, quote, “way too young.”

Over the next month, Carlson allegedly sent pornographic images of himself to the teen, and eventually arranged a time for them to meet to have sex.

Duluth Police arrested Carlson in West Duluth Tuesday, which was the day the two planned to meet.

His next court date is scheduled for late March.

Briggs LeSavage

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