Denison police announced Monday that they have arrested a man charged with on-line solicitation of a minor which is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

Denison police announced Monday that they have arrested a man charged with on-line solicitation of a minor which is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.


A man contacted Denison police Sunday, Nov. 3 reporting that his 14-year-old daughter had received sexually explicit text messages and a pornographic picture on her cell phone. Officers conducted an investigation and on Nov. 18 police arrested a 27-year-old man from the Denison-Sherman area for on-line solicitation of a minor, said Lt. Mike Eppler in a prepared statement.


The man is also charged with fail to identify after giving police a false name during his arrest. That charge is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail and a fine up to 4,000.


The suspect is in custody at the county jail with bail on the on-line solicitation of a minor charge set at $500,000, and bail on the fail to identify/fugitive from justice charge set at $1,500.


Further investigation is continuing, Denison police said. Eppler said due to there being other possible victims in this case, additional charges could be forthcoming.