Local Man Arrested For Online Solicitation Of Minor

MART (August 20, 2014) A Mart man was held in the McLennan County Jail Wednesday in lieu of $10,000 bond, charged with online solicitation of a minor.

An affidavit for arrest issued to Mart police says Michael James Reid, 27, used his Facebook account to send inappropriate pictures of his genitals to a 13-year-old girl.

The girl’s parents notified Mart police on August 6 that their daughter had received inappropriate pictures from a Mart man and over a period of time had a three-day-long conversation with the man.

The parents confronted the suspect, who admitted he had sent the pictures but said he did so because he was drunk.

The complaint says it was the extended conversation that led up to the pictures being sent.

When police tried to access the Facebook account, they discovered it had been de-activated.