Marion County man accused of 'sexting' 12-year-old girl

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Marion County man faces charges of child solicitation and possession of child pornography for allegedly sharing nude images with a 12-year-old girl from his church.

David Lane Freeman, 20, was charged last week with child solicitation, conspiracy to commit child exploitation, possession of child pornography and dissemination of matter harmful to minors.

Freeman is accused of sending and receiving sexually explicit messages and images with a 12-year-old girl who attended the same church as him. The messages were transmitted using iMessage and Snapchat.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Freeman noted in his texts that he knew he could get in trouble because of how young she was, but that he wanted to continue their relationship anyway.

Police said Freeman admitted to the relationship, but said nothing physical ever happened with the girl.

The relationship was discovered when the girl's father found messages between Freeman and his daughter on her cellphone.

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