- Associated Press - Saturday, September 20, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Frenchtown man charged with felony attempted child prostitution has pleaded not guilty.

The Missoulian reports (https://bit.ly/1qUMkWH) that Curtis Edward Foster, 41, denied the felony count Thursday in Missoula County District Court.

Foster tried to set up a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl, according to court documents. Foster reportedly contacted an undercover detective and exchanged calls and text messages about paying money for sex with an adolescent female.

When Foster found out the girls available in an ad on Backpage.com were in a different county, police said he asked if there was a girl available in Missoula. Court documents said he then arranged to meet to meet a -13-year-old for “regular sex” in a Missoula motel on Aug. 20.

Foster agreed to pay $100 per hour for sex with her, according to court documents.



After Foster arrived at the motel, he was met and arrested by law enforcement officers. Foster reportedly told officers that although he made plans to meet a 13-year-old, he thought she might turn out to be 18 and he could ask for her identification as proof. Foster later agreed, police said, that he hadn’t talked to them about the girl being older than 13.

He was one of seven people arrested during a four-day operation in August involving the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and other agencies.

Foster has posted $100,000 bond and is living in Missoula County while his case proceeds. As a condition of release from jail, Foster is barred from using the Internet, email or social media. He also must wear a monitoring device and is not allowed to have contact with anyone younger than 18.

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Information from: Missoulian, https://www.missoulian.com

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