The boys did not follow him and later told a parent about the April 10 incident.
The Olympian reports police found 30-year-old Abraham Allen on Monday at the Nisqually Jail, where he was being held on another matter.
A judge found probable cause Tuesday for a luring charge and ordered Allen held in the Thurston County Jail with bail set at $20,000.
Allen told detectives he approached the boys, but he denied asking them to follow him into the woods.
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