Man arrested for luring teenager on Facebook

Jason Manuel Souza

Jason Manuel Souza

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by Sarah Blais

azfamily.com

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 21 at 1:25 PM

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- A man has been accused of trying to get a teenage girl he met on Facebook to send nude pictures of herself to him.
 
Police arrested Jason Manuel Souza, a 26-year-old transient, on allegations of furnishing obscene material and luring a minor for sexual exploitation.
 
According to authorities, investigations began last month when a woman reported that her 14-year-old daughter may have been a victim of sexual abuse.
 
Police learned that Souza sent naked pictures of himself to the victim and tried to get her to do the same for him. They also said the victim told police she met Souza on Facebook before meeting in person.
 
Souza was already in Mohave County Jail where he was incarcerated on two felony warrants for forgery in Mohave County, as well as a "fugitive from justice" warrant in Redding, Calif.
 
He denied knowing the victim, telling police he has been faithful to his girlfriend of one year.

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