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Hopkinton resident arrested for online relationship with a teen

State Police from Massachusetts and Connecticut recently worked together to arrest a Hopkinton man for soliciting sex with an officer online who was disguised as a female teenager, metrowestdailynews.com reported on March 13.

State authorities reportedly arrested 31-year-old Matthew Shuman at 4:57 p.m. of March 12 at his home in Hopkinton. Shuman has been exchanging explicit email messages to a Connecticut trooper posing as a 15-year-old teenager named “Becky” for a year. When “Becky” initially replied to Shuman’s Craigslist ad looking for a partner, he rejected her advances after her age was revealed, but eventually proceeded with the provocative online relationship. Charges of impairing the morals of a child, enticing a minor, and distributing obscene material to a child were filed against Shuman who was denied of bail at Framingham District Court.

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