Carmel police: Man jailed for approaching young girls, trying to set up social media connections
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CARMEL, Ind. - Hamilton County authorities said after reports of a suspicious male approaching young girls and asking him to contact them via social media, they arrested a 36-year-old Carmel man linked to the case.
The Carmel Police Department (CPD) said back in August, the Hamilton County Metro Child Exploitation Task Force began an investigation on a man who had been approaching young girls and sharing his social media contact information, asking them to contact him.
Investigators said this man was later identified as Kevin Fry of Carmel.
Police said Fry would contact the girls, most of whom ranged from 14 to 17, with his computer. Officials said he sent many of them inappropriate material, including nude pictures of himself.
Police said while the investigation was underway, they began receiving even more calls involving very similar circumstances. This prompted the police to alert Carmel Clay School officials, who in turn sent out a safety warning to its students and parents.
The child exploitation task force and CPD completed its investigation and obtained a warrant for Fry’s arrest. Police said at roughly 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, officers arrested Fry at his Carmel home (200 block of Meadow Lane) on preliminary charges of dissemination of material harmful to minors (a Class D felony) and inappropriate communication with a child using a computer network (a Class A misdemeanor).
Police said Fry is being held in the Hamilton County Jail on a $5,000 bond.
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