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Felony luring and obscenity charges have been filed against a 22-year-old Bismarck man police allege sent lewd messages and photographs to an undercover agent who represented himself as a 15-year-old girl.

Tyler Richter made his initial appearance Monday in South Central District Court. He is charged with luring minors by computer or other electronic means and attempting to promote obscenity to a minor.

After an exchange of messages with police, Richter on Aug. 9 made arrangements to meet the agent who was posing as a girl, an affidavit alleges. He left his home but did not show up at the location, according to authorities.

His bail was set at $1,500 Monday. He was not in custody at Burleigh Morton Detention Center on Tuesday. Court documents do not list an attorney for him.

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Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or Travis.Svihovec@bismarcktribune.com

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