LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 45-year-old man Wednesday in connection to allegations that he exchanged nude photos and inappropriate text messages with a 16-year-old girl.
The girl's mother made the initial outcry to the Lufkin Police Department.
Timothy Lynn Moyers, 45, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a third-degree criminal solicitation of a minor charge. No bail amount has been set at this time.
According to the arrest affidavit, a Lufkin PD officer spoke to the alleged victim's mother on July 28. The girl's mother told the officer that her 16-year-old daughter had been sending and receiving inappropriate text messages with a grown man.
The alleged victim's mother told the LPD officer that she was able to screenshot some of the sexually explicit messages that they were sending back and forth to each other on Instagram, the affidavit stated.
In addition, the woman told the Lufkin PD officer that her daughter and the man have exchanged nude photos.
When the woman was reporting the alleged crime to the police officer, she explained that she learned about the sexting after a friend of her daughter spent the night at her house. The friend had her daughter's phone and received an alert from the person identifying himself as .
The friend told her mother, who, in turn, called the alleged victim's mother.
According to the affidavit, the friend told the alleged victim's mother and her mother that the alleged victim had told her that she was in a relationship with a 45-year-old man. The alleged victim's mother said her daughter and Moyers are always changing their screen names and that his previous screen name on Instagram was lufkin1, the affidavit stated.
The alleged victim's mother said that this wasn't the first time her daughter had been caught sexting, and she lost her phone for more than a year the first time, the affidavit stated. The mother told police that her daughter is currently at her father's house, but she would coordinate to secure the phone for the police to use as evidence.
According to the affidavit, Moyers solicited the girl for sex, and he clearly indicated that he knew the girl was underage.
A Lufkin PD detective was assigned to the case on July 29, and the alleged victim came to the police department to produce more screenshots, claiming that Moyers was still trying to contact her daughter. She also said that she had taken control of her daughter's Instagram account and had been monitoring it for several day.
The Lufkin PD detective spoked to the alleged victim on Aug. 3. During the interview, the girl said that Moyers had been talking to her via Facebook for the past three years, and recently he had been making the conversations more sexual in nature.
Moyers allegedly asked the girl to join another texting applications to get away from using Facebook, which his wife had access to.
The alleged victim admitted to the LPD detective that she and Moyers had exchanged nude pictures of themselves, the affidavit stated. She also allegedly said Moyers had made plans to meet her at about 4:30 a.m. on July 30 to have sex.