PD: Michigan visitor caught luring a minor to his Chandler hotel room for sex

Posted at 12:24 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 15:28:03-04

A man visiting from Michigan is caught by undercover officers luring a "young teenage girl" to his hotel room for sex.

Chandler Police report that from March 7 to March 9, Derek John Guthrie, age 41, was in communication via a social media application with a girl he believed was 14 years old. Police say Guthrie, who lives just outside of Battle Creek, Michigan, solicited the "girl" multiple times. 

Police say that on March 9, he sent a Lyft ride to pick up the girl and bring her to his hotel room in Chandler. Police made contact and arrested him there.

Guthrie has been charged with luring a minor for sexual exploitation.