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Attorney General Investigators Arrest Madison County Man for Alleged Enticement of a Minor Over the Internet

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL | Raúl R. Labrador

(Boise) – Attorney General Raúl Labrador has announced investigators with his Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested a Rexburg man on Wednesday, February 15, for alleged enticement of a minor over the internet.
 
57-year-old Timothy L. Wendzel was booked into the Madison County Jail. He is alleged to have used the internet to entice a child.
 
“I’m so grateful for the work that our talented ICAC team does to protect the most vulnerable in Idaho.  My Office will continue to put every available resource into finding and prosecuting the criminals who victimize Idaho’s children,” Attorney General Labrador said.
 
The Rexburg Police Department, Idaho Falls Police Department, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations and Madison County Prosecutor’s Office all assisted the ICAC Unit with the arrest.
 
Anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children is encouraged to contact local law enforcement, the Attorney General’s ICAC Unit at 208-947-8700, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.
 
The Attorney General’s ICAC Unit works with the Idaho ICAC Task Force, a coalition of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to investigate and prosecute individuals who use the internet to criminally exploit children.
 
Parents, educators and law enforcement officials can find more information and helpful resources at the ICAC website, ICACIdaho.org.