A Superior man who allegedly arranged a meeting via social media with a person he thought was underage and offered money for sexual contact made his initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court Jan. 2.

Dean Woodrow Grande, 51, faces felony charges of trafficking of a child, child enticement and use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. He remained in custody at the Douglas County Jail Monday, Jan. 6. Cash bond of $50,000 was set for Grande and he was ordered to have no intentional contact with minors.

According to the criminal complaint, Grande sent unwanted sexual pictures and messages via Snapchat to a female, even after she told him she was underage. The female contacted the Superior Police Department and Investigator Adam Johnson went undercover to pose as the female on Snapchat.

Grande continued to send sexually explicit messages to the account after being told the female was 15. He asked questions about her sexual activity, what she was wearing and asked if they could meet. Grande offered to pay the female $50 to meet him and possibly let him touch her sexually.

When Grande showed up for the meeting in his truck, he was arrested by Superior police officers. They reportedly found $51 in cash in a cubby near the radio of the vehicle.

The most serious charges, trafficking of a child and use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, each carry a maximum penalty of 40 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000. Grande’s next court appearance was set for Jan. 13.