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PCSO arrests man for soliciting 14-year-old
Polk County Enterprise - August 2008
LIVINGSTON — On July 22, the Polk County Sheriff's Office received a complaint in reference to possible Online Solicitation of a Minor. Information received from the complainant was that a 28- year-old man identified as Eddie Allen Chatman of Livingston was sending text messages that were sexual in nature to her 14- year-old daughter. At one point the suspect even sent a nude picture of himself to the girl. Investigators received the cell phone and started an investigation by responding to the text messages that the suspect was sending. During the messaging he agreed to meet the 14-year-old at her residence thinking the parents were not home.
Once Chatman arrived at the residence he was arrested and charged with online solicitation of a minor and possession of a controlled substance. Chatman was taken to the Polk County Jail where he is being held under one $25,000 bond and one $3,000.00 bond, and has a hold out of Harris County for assault family violence. Texas Ranger Ron Duff, and Investigators from the Polk County District Attorney’s Office assisted the Polk County Sheriff s Office in the investigation.