Investigators with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Lunday, 55 of Oklahoma City on Thursday after he drove to a Mustang residence in order to have sex with a fictitious 5 year-old girl.
Investigators were contacted Thursday morning by a confidential informant (CI) who advised she had been in communication with, and was requested by Lunday to arrange a meet for sex with an underaged child.
The CI worked with Sheriff’s investigators and assisted in carrying out a sting operation on Thursday afternoon. Lunday communicated in detail with the CI via text messages and phone calls. Lunday told the CI that he would bring condoms and lubrication to facilitate sexual intercourse. Lunday agreed to meet the CI at a residence in Mustang in order to finalize the details prior to the purchase of the child for sex.
Investigators with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office used hidden cameras in the residence, and deputies were staged inside the house to effect Lunday’s arrest. During the conversation, Lunday told the CI he liked younger girls because sexual abuse does not affect them as much. Lunday also wanted to watch child pornography before the child arrived in order to warm himself up and settle his nerves. While in the CI’s house, Lunday took Viagra to prepare himself for the encounter with the five-year-old girl, and he told the CI he had fantasized about performing oral sex on a female child, with an adult female watching.
Lunday told the CI that he had watched child pornography in the past. The CI was able to maintain their composure and was instrumental in the success of the investigation and sting operation. Based on Lunday’s admissions to the CI, investigators were able to obtain and execute a search warrant of Lunday’s residence on Friday afternoon, where they seized a number of electronic devices, including an Ipad, laptop computers and his personal cell phone.
Lunday was taken into custody at the CI’s residence on Thursday after $400.00 was exchanged with the CI to be split between the CI and a fictitious foster-parent providing the child. Investigators found a receipt in the CI’s kitchen showing that Lunday had stopped at a Target (just minutes before he arrived at the CI’s house) and purchased condoms and lubrication to be used during sex with the fictitious five-year-old.
Lunday, an Oklahoma City based attorney was arrested for Lewd Acts with a Child Under 12 and Soliciting Child Prostitution. He was transported to the Canadian County Detention Facility, and his bond was set at two hundred thousand dollars. Investigators are continuing their investigation to see if there are more victims.
“This sting operation was carried out in a very professional manner by my investigators, and the confidential informant’s role in Lunday’s arrest was paramount in making the operation a success,” said Chris West, Canadian County Sheriff.
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Canadian County, OK