Tulsa man arrested for allegedly picking up 14-year-old girl from Nebraska, proposing sex

TULSA - A Tulsa man is behind bars after police found him in the company of a missing teenager from out of state.

According to the police report, officers received notification Wednesday about a 14-year-old missing person from Nebraska who was possibly in Tulsa.

Police say the victim met 42-year-old Dennis Lewis online and drove to Nebraska to pick the teen girl up.

Lewis and the victim were located in north Tulsa during a traffic stop.

Police determined Lewis was communicating with the teen over the Internet and through text messages before he drove to Nebraska Tuesday.

According to the police report, Lewis's plan was to transport the teen to Tulsa without her parent's knowledge or permission.

After reviewing the victim's iPod, police found more than a week's worth of text messages from Lewis proposing sex, and on Tuesday upon arrival at Lewis' home police say he made a lewd proposal to the victim again.

Lewis was arrested and police say he later admitted sending the text messages to the victim, indicating they would have sexual intercourse if she came to Tulsa.

Police say he also admitted knowing the girl was younger than 16.

Lewis was booked into the Tulsa County Jail for various lewd molestation charges, violating the computer crimes act and enticing away a child under 16. He's being held on $852,000 bond.

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