Man accused of sending 'inappropriate' Facebook messages to girl

Man accused of sending 'inappropriate' Facebook messages to girl

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Craighead County district court judge found probable cause Tuesday to charge a Jonesboro man with computer child pornography.

Jesse Christopher Norman, 32, engaged in a sexually-charged conversation via Facebook with a 14-year-old girl, according to court and police documents.

Police say Norman asked the girl to take nude photos of herself and send them to him.

The teen's mother found the messages and contacted police, the initial incident report stated. She told Officer Joseph Branstetter that Norman was a "family friend."

Branstetter noted in the initial incident report that "Norman made it very clear that he knew [the victim's] age and that he knew it was illegal for him to 'date' her."

Norman then proceeded to ask the girl to "swap dirty pics," the report stated. "Norman stated that he had a picture ready to send to her."

When he was interviewed by investigators, according to the affidavit, Norman "admitted he had become involved in an inappropriate conversation with the 14-year-old victim."

Computer child pornography is a Class B felony punishable by a fine up to $15,000 and 5-20 years in prison.

Norman is scheduled to appear in circuit court on Aug. 26.

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Posted by Region 8 News on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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