• Accused child predator indicted in undercover Snapchat operation

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    TULSA, Okla. - A Tahlequah man received federal indictments of attempted enticement of a minor.

    Tulsa police arrested Jeremy Batey in January, accused of making a lewd proposal to a child through social media.

    Officials said they were told about an attempted solicitation of a 14-year-old Osage County child over the holiday break. Detectives then set up an undercover operation to pose as the child on Snapchat.

    Jeremy Jon Batey, 43, of Tahlequah, allegedly later tried to solicit the child, who was actually a detective, for a sexual act. He also admitted to the previous attempt during his conversations with the undercover detective.

    Batey was booked into the Cherokee County Jail for lewd proposal to a minor. 

    If convicted, he could go to prison for 10 years and receive a $250,000 fine. 


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