A Butler man is accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a 12-year-old girl.
Butler police charged Michael R. Sparks, 32, Wednesday with a first-degree misdemeanor count of corruption of minors stemming from the alleged sexually explicit texts in January.
The Butler County Children and Youth Services agency notified police Jan. 17 of the suspected unlawful communication, according to investigators.
On Jan. 21, the child’s mother provided police with printouts from her daughter’s phone of the alleged inappropriate text conversation Sparks had with the child. She later turned over the girl’s phone to police.
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