Ex-Indiana college president charged in Wis. sex sting

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MADISON, Wis. — The fired president of Franklin College in Indiana is charged with three felonies after police in Wisconsin say he contacted what he thought was a teenage boy on a dating app but was actually an undercover officer.

Fifty-six-year-old Thomas Minar is charged with child enticement, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and exposing a child to harmful material. Prosecutors allege Minar was in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, on Jan. 6 when he started chatting with what he thought was a 15-year-old boy on Grindr.

The boy actually was an undercover officer. Franklin College later fired Minar.