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Published: Thursday, 7/10/2014

Monroe Twp. man accused of showing minor a sex video


MONROE — A 43-year-old Monroe Township man is in jail today after being accused of using his cell phone to display a sex video to a 16-year-old girl, authorities said.

The man, whose name is being withheld pending arraignment at Monroe District Court, was charged with presentation of obscene material to a minor, according to the Monroe County Sheriff‘‍s Office.

Sheriff deputies said they received the report of the alleged incident about 4:15 p.m. Sunday. 

The suspect is accused of showing the girl a sex video on his cell phone, claiming it featured himself, and offering himself to her “in a sexual manner,” according to a prepared statement released by the sheriff’‍s office. After the girl refused, the suspect walked away.

The incident in the 15000 block of South Telegraph Road in Monroe Township was captured on video surveillance, deputies said in the report. The suspect was arrested at his home Wednesday night and booked into the Monroe County jail.

The incident remains under investigation.

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