A Sutherlin man was sentenced to 30 days in county jail Thursday after pleading guilty to online sex charges last month.

Kyle Lee Walling, 29, pleaded guilty to first-degree online sexual corruption of a child and luring a minor on Oct. 22 after making plans to meet up with a 14-year-old for sex.

Walling also has to register as a sex offender.

The conversation between Walling and the girl began on July 18, when he messaged her on Facebook saying “hi.”

Almost immediately, Walling asked the girl how old she was and she replied that she was 14, according to court documents.

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.

Walling made plans to pick the girl up and said he would bring her back to his place because it would be easier to take care of his son.

The two planned to meet at the North Main Mini Mart in Myrtle Creek.

When Walling arrived at the mini-mart with his 3-year-old son, he was taken into custody.

His son was placed in the care of the Department of Human Services after police were unable to locate his mother, according to court documents.

When police interviewed Walling, he told them he didn’t believe the girl was 14. He said he was going to ask for her ID and go home if she was underage.

The officer showed Walling the picture he sent the girl of his genitals and Walling said, “I know it was wrong.”

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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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bohica13

30 days! Wow! That's what I call CRUEL & UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT!

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