Eau Claire County (WQOW) – An Amery man is facing charges of trying to set up sex with a teen at hotel in Eau Claire.
Kenneth Meyer, 48, of Amery is charged with child enticement, attempted second degree sexual assault and using a computer to facilitate a sex crime.
According to the criminal complaint, Meyer chatted with an undercover officer acting as a 14 or 15-year-old girl. During the court of their communication the two exchanged 540 text messages.
The complaint states Meyer initiated several sexual conversations with the teen. Meyer allegedly told the teen multiple times he would use protection, or support the child if she got pregnant.
At another point, Meyer offered to buy the teen a phone so they could have private messages and share photos, according to the complaint.
The teen told Meyer she was traveling to Metropolis Resort in Eau Claire on March 27 and 28. Meyer made plans to be there on March 27.
When he showed up at Metropolis he was arrested.
Meyer told authorities he never had any intentions of actually having sex with the teen and said the two were just going to go swimming.
If convicted on the three charges, Meyer faces 85 years in prison.