PCSO: Man sent lewd photos to undercover cop

Posted at 10:51 AM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 10:51:31-04

A Kenneth City man sent lewd photographs and videos to a person he thought was 13-year-old girl but was actually an undercover cop, deputies say.

Anthony Davies, 30, of 5275 62nd Street North, is charged with five counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor and one count of using a prohibited device.

According to Pinellas County deputies, Davies began communicating with an undercover officer posing as a 13-year-old girl on the social networking application MeetMe on Monday.

An arrest affidavit states the conversation then transitioned to the social networking application, Kik, on Tuesday.

Deputies say throughout the conversations Davies messaged that he wanted to engage in sex acts with the teen and proceeded to sent a photo of his genitalia and videos depicting sex acts.

Deputies arrested Davies.

Davies confessed to sending the pictures and videos, an arrest affidavit states.