Police: Orange resident sought out minors for sex

Combined sources
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — An Orange, Mass., man has been arrested after traveling to Rhode Island seeking sex with underage girls.

Cody Hansen, 34, was indicted in Providence Tuesday for attempted enticement of a minor and traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual contact.

According to police, Hansen was arrested May 22 after meeting a man in Rhode Island whom Hansen thought would help him find and have sex with a 12-year-old and 8-year-old.

The man meeting Hansen was, in fact, a Rhode Island State Police trooper undercover, and Hansen was subsequently arrested.

Orange, Mass., police could not be reached for comment Wednesday night.

According to investigators, Hansen previously engaged in unscrupulous online behavior with people he thought were minors.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.