Police arrest 67-year-old man for inappropriate online relationship with teen

Rikki Mitchell

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Police arrest 67-year-old man for inappropriate online relationship with teen

CREATED Jun. 12, 2013

TUCSON(KGUN9-TV) - Tucson police arrested a 67-year-old man after learning about his involvement in an illicit online relationship with a 13-year-old Minnesota girl.

Sgt. Chris Widmer with TPD tells KGUN9 that Gary Duane Keith, who works in youth ministry at a local church, was arrested in Tucson after police learned of an online relationship in which child pornography was shared.

Police in Rochester, Minn. contacted Tucson police to locate Keith, who was arrested after a search warrant was served at his home Wednesday.

During the search warrant, detectives found multiple child pornography videos and obtained evidence of Keith's communication with the Minnesota girl.

Police say Keith was portraying himself online as a young teen.

Keith was booked into jail for four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Further charges are pending.

Because of Keith's position with a local church, police are concerned he might have had other contact with juveniles.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Police want to urge parents to monitor their child's social media accounts, and say doing so is crucial for their safety.

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