Deputies: Garvin County man busted in child predator sting

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CANADIAN COUNTY – According to officials, deputies arrested Jeremy Sumner, 38, of Stratford, after he allegedly engaged in communication for sex with an undercover deputy posing to be a minor.

According to investigators, Sumner was taken into custody in Yukon, Okla., after he drove to the city with intentions of meeting a 14-year-old girl.

Sumner initiated an online conversation with the decoy on Wednesday, October 8, at approximately 3 p.m.

During the conversation, Sumner asked the fictitious girl if she had ever had sex and if she would like to have sex with him.

The deputy advised Sumner that he/she had not and didn’t know if she should or not.

Later on in the online conversation, Sumner began sending pictures of himself nude and erect, according to officials.

When the fictitious girl agreed to meet with Sumner, he asked for her address.

When Sumner arrived at the girl’s place, deputies greeted him at the door.

They say they found five condoms in his pocket and his cell phone with the entire conversation recorded as he had texted it.

Sumner gave investigators an entire confession.

“We can never, never, ever, get tired or complacent when it comes to arresting these child predators, like Sumner,” Sheriff Edwards said. “We missed one not too long ago,” Edwards said. “The girl the predator responded to was real. He met her in Mustang and raped her repeatedly and dumped her out the next day, bloody and bruised. As bad as it was, it could have been worse, he could have killed her. That is the significance of what we do. For every one of these predators we apprehend, we save a young girl, or boy, from being molested and possibly killed.

Sumner remains in the Canadian County Jail on a $550,000 bond.

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