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Alleged sex-offender pleads

Auburn police say Burghy was sending naked photos
By: Bridget Jones Journal Staff Writer
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A man arrested for allegedly sexting an Auburn teenage boy pleaded not guilty Tuesday to all charges. Charles Wayne Burghy, 44, was arrested Friday in a local Auburn retail center after an Auburn Police Department sting. Burghy allegedly had been texting a 16-year-old Auburn boy. The teen’s parent found out and alerted police. Texts included naked photos of Burghy. Police posing as the boy arranged a meeting at the Elmwood Motel on Elm Avenue. Burghy stopped to buy alcohol and was then arrested by seven Auburn officers and investigators. Burghy was assigned a public defender Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to arranging and then coming to a meeting with a minor for the purposes of lewd conduct, communicating with a minor with the intent to commit an unlawful offense and exhibiting harmful matter to a minor, all felonies, according to Art Campos, spokesman for the Placer County District Attorney’s Office. Burghy is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Auburn’s Placer County Jail courtroom for an early status conference, Campos said. According to Campos, a tentative preliminary hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 25 in Dept. 33 in Roseville. Burghy is being held in Placer County Jail on $100,000 bail. Reach Bridget Jones at bridgetj@goldcountrymedia.com