Indicted: Abilene Man Accused of Using Social Media to Prey on Children

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene man who has been arrested for soliciting minors online multiple times over the past year has been indicted for one of the incidents. 

A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted David Lee Longman, 23, on one count of Online Solicitation of a Minor.

Court records claim a child under the age of 17 came forward in August of 2016 and stated she had engaged in several sexual acts with Longman.

In a subsequent interview with investigators, Longman admitted to engaging in sexual activity with the child and "confessed that he communicated with [the child] over the internet," according to the records.

Longman was arrested again for a similar incident in April of  2017. Following his second arrest, police issued a statement warning parents that, "Longman preys on children by pretending to be an underage male, then asking young children to send him obscene photos."

Police also stated that, "Longman frequently used phone applications such as KiK, MeetMe, Snapchat and other online social media platforms to target and engage with underage females."

They're asking parents to remain vigilant about their children's online activity. 

 


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