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Police: Man robbed at knifepoint in Newport after agreeing to meet for sex

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Police say a man was robbed at knifepoint early Thursday after he went to a secluded area of Newport to meet another male for sex.

Police were called at about 3:15 a.m. Thursday to the 2200 block of Larry Lane, where a man told officers he had been robbed at knifepoint.


The man said he had been talking to another male over the computer and they agreed to meet in the area to have sex, according to police. That area is near the Bailey School Forest.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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