Somerville man arrested in Reading on child-enticement charge

A Somerville man was arrested Saturday on a charge of enticing a child under 16, Reading police said in a statement.

Justin Koser, 30, was arrested at 6:31 p.m. Saturday after traveling to Reading, allegedly for the purpose of having sex with a 15-year-old, whose gender was not disclosed by police. Koser had conducted a sexually graphic correspondence with the teen through text messages and online, police said.

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Detectives from Reading police conducted a lengthy investigation of Koser in collaboration with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Cybercrime Unit.

Koser is scheduled to be arraigned in Woburn District Court on Tuesday.