Deputy arrested on sex messages charge

Published 8:58 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Franklin County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested.

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing says 38-year-old Bryan A. Emfinger of Meadville was charged with computerized luring of a person under 18 for sexual purposes. Rushing says Emfinger was arrested after sending questionable text messages to a juvenile Lincoln County female.

Franklin County Sheriff James Newman confirms that the juvenile is a former stepdaughter of Emfinger’s, and that charges were filed by her natural father.

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Emfinger was released on bond following his arrest on Monday.