LAMONT – A Lamont man has been arrested for allegedly exchanging explicit photos with a teen on Facebook.
Fayette County sheriff’s deputies detained 37-year-old Gregory Michael German in Wadena on Thursday on Buchanan County warrants for dissemination of a obscene material to a minor and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. He was transferred to the Buchanan County Jail in Independence, and bond was set at $15,000.
Court records indicate that German admitted asking 10 to 15 girls for “sexy” pictures through the social media site, and he also told investigators he sent pictures of his genitals to eight or nine teens.
The arrest stems from a January 2017 incident where the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip about possible solicitations of a 14-year-old girl on Facebook and another tipped that flagged 15 uploaded photos as possible child porn, records state.
According to court records, investigators recovered an online conversation between German and the girl where the girl told him she is 14, and he claimed to be 24. He then asked her “You not going to turn me in if I ask for a sexy picture of you.”
The girl sent 15 photos to German, and he sent at least one sexually explicit photo to her, records state.
Authorities searched German’s home on Aug. 4.
German is currently on probation for allegedly taking $1,700 worth of welding equipment from his employer in Delhi in 2015 and 2016 and pawning the equipment at a Waterloo pawn shop.