Adamstown Man Charged with Soliciting Sex with Minors on Snapchat

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Frederick County Sheriff’s officers, in conjunction with the FBI, arrested a 21-year-old man on the campus of the University of Maryland—Baltimore County. Officials say they had evidence that the defendant was using the mobile app Snapchat to solicit minors for sex. He was also charged with child pornography solicitation. Snapchat is a mobile messaging app that allows for “temporary” sharing of pictures, videos, drawings and text. All Snapchat messages “self-destruct” in 10 seconds.

A spokesperson for the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said that the investigation began in August, when they were notified that the defendant was approaching minors for sex on Snapchat. The defendant was apparently taken without incident and confessed to the crime.

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