By Shereen Siewert

A 29-year-old Wausau man released on bond in a case involving prostitution and allegedly sending obscene email messages is now facing felony child sex charges after a sting in Marathon County.

On Oct. 23, Meng Lor was charged in Marathon County Circuit Court with using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, child enticement-sexual contact, soliciting an intimate representation from a minor and bail jumping. During an initial appearance on Wednesday Circuit Judge Jill Falstad ordered Lor held on a $15,000 cash bond. He remains behind bars as of Thursday.

Court records show Lor exchanged messages with a person he thought was a 15-year-old girl through social media and arranged to meet up for sex. Police say the “teen” repeatedly advised Lor of her underage status, but Lor continued to send sexually suggestive messages and proposed having “rough sex” that he would capture on video. He also allegedly tried to persuade the “teen” to send nude photos to him.

Police arrested Lor when he arrived at the intended meetup site, on Oct. 21.

The earlier charges, both misdemeanors, were filed April 16. In addition, court documents show Lor is also on probation stemming from a September conviction on methamphetamine charges from Oneida County.

A preliminary hearing on the latest charges is set for Oct. 30.