Man Accused Of Soliciting Girls Online
Jake Judd | Oct 11, 2017 AT 6:35 am
(KNSI) - A Canadian man is accused of soliciting two St. Cloud girls using social media.
Police say in March they started investigating a complaint of inappropriate messages sent to two 10-year-old girls on Musical.ly.
One of the girls says she was sent a friend request by Tommy, later identified as 38-year-old Bryan Leslie Pringle of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and accepted it.
He then started sending her sexual messages.
The girls say Pringle would ask them to send him nude pictures of themselves and videos at least five times over several days.
The girls say they sent some pictures.
The victims say Pringle told them he wanted to meet them at a hotel and have sex with them.
Investigators say they traced the social media account to Pringle and he was taken into custody in Canada.
A warrant has been issued to extradite him to Stearns County to face five counts of solicitation of a minor, two counts of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct, and engaging in electronic sexual communication with a minor.