The Douglas County man who was arrested earlier this month after making plans to meet up with a 14-year-old for sex pleaded not guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court Thursday.

Storm Cloud LaDuke-Spaulding, 25, was charged with first-degree online sexual corruption of a child, second-degree online sexual corruption of a child and luring a minor.

The conversation began when Spaulding Facebook messaged the girl on May 25 saying “Can I keep you? Damn auto correct I meant hi lol,” according to court documents.

Later, the girl asked how old he was. He said he was 25. She told him she was 14.

He called her “jail bait” and continued messaging her, court documents stated.

LaDuke-Spaulding asked if the girl was a cop. She said no and asked if he was a cop.

The Facebook page was operated by a Myrtle Creek police officer, who was posing as a 14-year-old girl to catch people who prey on children.

On June 2, a deputy found LaDuke-Spaulding at a gas station in Rice Hill and arrested him.

His trial is set for July 31.

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Saphara Harrell is the crime and natural resources reporter for The News-Review. She previously worked at The World in Coos Bay. Follow her on Twitter @daisysaphara.

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bohica48

Storm Cloud, huh? I forecast a a "Stormy" future for you.

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