NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Officials in Dutchess County arrested a suspect in a “sexting” case in the Town of Hyde Park.
Dutchess County sheriff’s officers arrested 18-year-old Xavier Perez and charged him with disseminating indecent material to minors in the first degree.READ MORE: Mayor De Blasio Announces Vaccine Mandate For All New York City Municipal Workers, Including First Responders
The mother of a 14-year-old girl contacted authorities on Wednesday when the daughter received “inappropriate sexual images” on her cell phone, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. Further investigation led police to believe that Perez had sent the photos to the girl.READ MORE: New York City Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Meet For First Debate
The photos were of his genitals, the release stated.MORE NEWS: NYPD Commissioner Says Unmasked Officer Caught On Video Pushing Masked Commuter Will Be Disciplined
Perez was arraigned at the Town of Hyde Park Court and released on his own recognizance. He is schedule to be back in court on March 8.