Man arrested after sending explicit messages to minor

Man arrested after sending explicit messages to minor

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Police arrested a Jonesboro man after they say he sent sexually explicit messages to a 12-year-old girl.

According to an incident report, the girl's mother told police on July 14 that her daughter may have been sexually assaulted by a man she met on Facebook.

The mother showed officers sexually explicit messages that Samuel Haggins, 20, of Jonesboro sent to the girl asking if her mother was home.

Later that evening, police were dispatched to the Chateau Apartments at 828 South Caraway Road about people trespassing at the swimming pool.

When officers arrived, they asked the suspects if they lived in the apartments, which they said no.

They were shown signs saying that only residents were allowed at the pool.

Additional officers were called in to help process the large group of people.

When one of the officers was filling out a citation for Haggins, who was at the scene, Haggins gave him a false name.

He kept telling the officer that is name was Dakly Dixson.

An officer noticed that Haggins was giving the officer a false name and when officers ran Haggins name, they found that he had warrants out of Craighead County and Jonesboro.

Haggins was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center.

He appeared in court June 16.

According to a court affidavit, Haggins told investigators he sent the messages to the girl, but "never had any intentions of following through."

Haggins was given a bond of $10,000 and a court date of July 29.

The judge also signed a no-contact order against Haggins and the victim and her mother.

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