A 37 year old male was arrested in a Pope county sting for allegedly soliciting female children. Christopher Kolden of Cyrus was arrested without incident on September 22nd. He used social media to contact what he believed was a juvenile female to engage in sexual activities. He also sent child pornographic material to them. Both the Pope and Swift County Sheriff Department and MN BCA Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force assisted in the investigation. He faces felony charges.
Talk to your children, monitor what they are doing online, and be aware that online predators are real.