Police: Man arrested attempting to meet teen girl for sex

Police: Man arrested attempting to meet teen girl for sex
Kunkuk Ryu

PUYALLUP -- A 33-year-old man from Auburn was arrested Monday while attempting to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex, according to the Puyallup Police Department.

According to police, Kunkuk Ryu had been trading sexually explicit images with the Puyallup girl despite being aware of her age. The correspondence was discovered, and detectives were notified.

The girl's family agreed to work with detectives, and a meeting with Ryu was arranged for Monday afternoon in a Puyallup restaurant. According to police, Ryu was explicit in his intentions for meeting the girl.

Ryu was arrested at the restaurant and never had any face-to-face contact with the girl.

He was booked into Pierce County Jail for investigation of communication with a minor for immoral purposes and attempted rape of a child.

Detectives are continuing to investigate in case there are other victims.