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Clergy student arrested for seeking sex with baby

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2016 | 12:00 AM


Federal authorities say an Ohio seminary student has been arrested in California on suspicion of intending to travel to Mexico to have sex with a toddler or baby.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement that 23-year-old Joel Wright was taken into custody after getting off a plane in San Diego.

Authorities say he had written emails to an undercover agent posing as a travel guide that he wanted to adopt or purchase a female child under age three in Tijuana, Mexico, for the purposes of having sex with her.

He's scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow.