Arrest in case of online solicitation of a minor
Police revealed that a man from Universal City is in prison after he sent dozens of lewd and improper text messages to a person he thought was a child. As was reported by News 4 San Antonio, Jeffrey Fox, age 44, sent the first obscene picture of himself on January 11, 2018. The individual who received the photo asked whether Fox had the incorrect number.
The caller identified herself as Samantha, and said she was age 13. When the caller asked Fox if her age was bothersome to him he replied in the negative. Police said Fox sent many more graphic pictures, some of which contained his face.
According to police, Fox sent over 60 text messages during the course of the next two weeks. However, Fox was really sending text messages to a man from Waco, Texas who then involved police. Detectives were able to determine that Fox was the sender of the messages through phone records from the service provider.
Police recommend that parents be in possession of their children’s passwords and that they carefully watch their children’s cell phone usage. In addition, they should be aware of the persons with whom their children are communicating, and the activities in which they are involved. Parents are encouraged to inform their kids of the possibility that someone may approach them online in order to obtain personal information, exchange photos and/or meet in person, in which case their kids should seek help from an adult.
Fox faces the charge of online solicitation, which is a second-degree felony. If he is convicted, he could spend a maximum of 20 years in prison.
If you are confronting the charge of internet solicitation, it is important that you consult an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Call the defense attorneys at Brill Legal Group who will help you develop an effective defense strategy.