A man was arrested after reportedly sending nude pictures and videos to a minor, a Van Buren Police Department news release states.
William David Roberts, 35, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree computer exploitation of a child after the Police Department received a report April 16 of a man sending inappropriate text messages, including nude pictures, to a minor, according to the release. The minor is less under 16 years old, and, according to the family, special needs.
After receiving the report, a detective was able to positively identify Roberts as the suspect and obtain evidence corroborating the victim's statement. Roberts was booked into the Crawford County Detention Center after an interview at the Van Buren Police Department.
The news release encourages anyone else who has had any similar encounters with Roberts to contact the Van Buren Police Department Criminal Investigation Division.