Topeka man tried to meet up with child, Osage sheriff says

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Mark E. Davenport (Courtesy Photo/Osage County Sheriff’s Office)

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Osage County deputies have arrested a Topeka man after he tried to meet up with who he thought was a child, the sheriff’s office said Wednesday.

Mark E. Davenport, 39, of Topeka, faces charges including:

  • Aggravated human trafficking
  • Commercial sexual exploitation of a child
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office said its Criminal Investigation Unit took him into custody Tuesday after he made plans to meet with someone he believed was a minor.

Davenport was booked into the Osage County Jail Facility.

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