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Wyoming man accused of traveling to Bozeman with the intent of having sex with a minor pleads guilty

Posted at 9:29 PM, Jun 29, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-29 23:29:25-04

On Thursday, 38-year-old Jeremy George Lusk of Wyoming admitted to traveling to Bozeman with the intent to engage in sex with a minor, according to U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich.

Lusk was arrested on Feb. 23, 2023, in Bozeman on two counts of sexual abuse of children and indecent exposure to a minor.

Lusk pleaded guilty to traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and faces a maximum of 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and a minimum of five years to life of supervised release.

The government alleged in court documents that a Bozeman Police Department officer was working undercover and observed an advertisement on a social media application asking if anyone wanted to engage in sexual relations with a 38-year-old from Bridger, Montana. The advertisement stated the individual was looking for someone between the ages of 18 and 68.

The undercover officer reportedly responded to the advertisement posing as a 14-year-old girl living in Bozeman.

According to charging documents, Lusk sent explicit photos of himself and it was clear he believed he was talking to a 14-year-old girl and wanted a sexual encounter.

On Feb. 22 and 23, Lusk reportedly told the undercover officer he intended to travel to Bozeman for a sexual encounter with the 14-year-old girl.

Upon Lusk’s arrival at an agreed-upon location, he was arrested.

Sentencing was set for Oct. 30 before U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen. Lusk was released pending further proceedings.


Man arrested in Bozeman for sexual abuse of children, indecent exposure