HARTFORD, Mich. (WOOD) - A Van Buren County man has been charged after police said he sent sexual messages to a 12-year-old girl via Facebook.
Dustin Ryan-Nicholas Carlisle, 27, from Hartford was arraigned on charges of using a computer to commit a crime (seven-year felony and/or $5,000 fine), and accosting children for immoral purposes (a four-year felony and/or $4,000 fine).
Deputies were dispatched Monday to a residence in the 56000 block of County Road 681 in Hartford to speak to the mother of the girl.
Deputies talked with the woman who said her daughter had been using a family member's phone to log into her Facebook account. The family member noticed messages on the account that were sexual in nature.
Upon further review, police said Carlisle was chatting with the 12-year-old on Facebook and had made numerous comments toward her that were extremely sexual in nature, according to a news release.
The 12-year-old had been talking with Carlisle for several months, police said.
An investigation led to Carlisle becoming a suspect. Deputies executed a search warrant and Carlisle was arrested on the felony warrants authorized by the prosecutor's office.
A bond of $7,500, and several conditions, were set at Carlisle's arraignment.
Several pieces of electronics were confiscated and will be examined by the Computer Forensic Unit at the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office.
If you have any information related to this investigation you are asked to call police at 269.657.3101, Crime Stoppers 1.800.342.7867 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.
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