Idaho Falls man admits to exchanging vape pen for sex with teenage girl, say detectives

AMMON — An Idaho Falls man was arrested Wednesday after investigators say he traded sex with a teenage girl for a vape pen.

Investigators were alerted of the alleged sexual activity between the victim and Tyler M. Meng, 26, when Facebook sent sexually explicit messages to investigators, according to court documents obtained by

Meng is charged with one felony count of lewd conduct with a child under 16.

After the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force learned about the Facebook messages, detectives spoke with the teenage victim. According to court documents, in 2019 the then 15-year-old victim and Meng had sex three times at his then-Ammon home.