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Man makes use of social media to contact underage women, guarantees medicine in change for intercourse

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Investigators from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 42-year-old man who they said had contacted underage girls on social media and promised them drugs in exchange for sex.

MPs arrested 42-year-old Terran Tobias McKethan on Thursday at around 3 p.m. near 40th and Huntington Streets on a number of charges.

According to the LSO, McKethan’s charges include sex trafficking, sexual assault on a child, violating the sex offender register, contributing to a minor’s crime, enticement through electronic communications, solicitation of prostitution, child abuse and delivery of controlled substances.

According to the LSO, the investigation began on December 19, 2020 with a report from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Sheriff Terry Wagner said MPs believe McKethan contacted girls through Snapchat or other social media platforms and offered them marijuana in exchange for sexual acts.

MPs have so far contacted three victims: a 14-year-old girl and two 16-year-old girls, one of whom was 15 when the incident occurred. LSO believes there are more victims out there.

Sheriff Wagner said MPs want all girls who have had contact with McKethan to contact investigators, especially if they believe they have been victims of McKethan. You can speak to the LSO MPs at (402) 441-6500.

According to Sheriff Wagner, McKethan has several names that he uses on social media.

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