Spring Hill man arrested for trying to lure teenage girls on Instagram

Posted at 6:18 PM, Dec 07, 2016

A Pasco County man is in jail for trying to lure multiple teenage girls into performing sexual acts after communicating with them on Instagram.

Weston Markey, 27, admitted to sending several sexually-charged messages and inappropriate pictures, even after finding out the girls were underage.

Detectives in Hernando County have been working the case since July. They were involved because the girls who reported Markey's messages live in Hernando County.

"It's disturbing and disgusting," said Denise Moloney, with the Hernando Co. Sheriff's Office.

Moloney says Markey knew exactly who he was communicating with.

“When the girl said ‘do you know that I’m 14?’ He said, ‘yeah, I do' and he continued to send the photographs to them," said Moloney.

Court records detail Markey snapped a picture of his genitals with the message "come get me," sending it to multiple 14-year-old girls.

Markey is now behind bars for soliciting a child and using the internet to lure or entice a child.