A lieutenant on the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of child enticement and using a computer to facilitate a sex crime, authorities said Thursday.
Lt. Steven Lowe was placed on administrative leave "in response to an investigation being conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice," Wisconsin Rapids Police Chief Kurt Heuer said in a statement.
Wood County Sheriff's Lt. Quentin Ellis said Lowe was arrested Wednesday and booked in the county jail on suspicion of child enticement, use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime and sexual exploitation of a child.
Ellis said Lowe was arrested by agents with the state Department of Criminal Investigation.
Heuer released no other details in his statement and his telephone voice mail said he would be out of his office until Monday.
Dana Brueck, a spokeswoman for Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, said the Department of Justice does not comment on ongoing investigations.
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