Joaquin man allegedly posed as female on social media hoping to get inappropriate pics

Joaquin man allegedly posed as female on social media hoping to get inappropriate pics

CENTER, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office arrested a 21-year-old Joaquin man on Dec. 5 in connection to allegations that he created a fictitious social media account and posed as a woman and contacted underage children in an attempt to get inappropriate photos from them.

Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell said that Dakota Ray Smith was arrested and charged with third-degree felony directing a sexual performance by a child. He was released later that day after he posted a bail amount of $10,000.

Blackwell thanked the Shelby County District Attorney's Office for its help in the case.

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