GUILFORD — After months of unknowingly communicating with an undercover officer posing as a teenage girl, investigators arrested a man who they say traveled to town with the intention of “meeting a 15-year-old female,” police said.
Julian Muller, 56, of Old Lyme, was charged with second-degree sexual assault, enticing a minor via computer, risk of injury to a minor, use or possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia and possession of less than one-half ounce of a cannabis-type substance.
Police said their investigation began in March when Muller reached out to a Guilford police officer posing as an underage girl.
“The two continued to communicate over several social media platforms for several months, culminating with Muller attempting to meet the underage female in August,” police said.
When Muller showed up to meet the teen, police said, he was taken into custody on Aug. 28 without incident. He was later released on a $20,000 bond.
“The Guilford Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind parents/guardians to be aware of their children's social media contacts and activities,” police said. “Help us help keep your children safe.”