October 20, 2021
October 19, 2021
Wednesday October 6, 2021 9:54 PM
A man from north Manchester has been arrested after allegedly asking if two children wanted to watch pornography with him.
Ty Parrett, 26, of 12600 S. Ind. 13, No. 21, North Manchester, is charged with Inappropriate Communication with a Child, a Class A misdemeanor.
Parrett was taken to Kosciusko County Jail at 2:59 p.m. Tuesday. His bond was previously set at $ 1,000.
According to the probable cause affidavit, an assistant from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office met a woman about an incident involving her daughter. The woman provided MPs with screenshots she obtained on her daughter’s communication phone in which Parrett spoke with two children under the age of 14 on February 25 and 26.
During the investigation, MPs downloaded the two children’s phones and located a text conversation on Facebook Messenger between one of the children and Parrett. Parrett asked if the two children would come to watch pornography with him while other adults in the residence slept.
Parrett told one of the kids in the Facebook post that he would give them $ 60 to watch porn with him and $ 100 to $ 120 if he could show them his genitals.
MPs spoke to one of the children who said that between February 25 and 26, the two children were at Parrett’s residence to help babysit the children when Parrett began messaging them about the one of their phones. They were in front of the house while Parrett was in the back bedroom. The kid said Parrett wanted both kids to watch porn with him. The kid also said Parrett offered money to watch it with him.
The child said Parrett’s wife had been made aware of the messages, but dismissed the messages saying they were fake and accused the child of making them up, court documents show.
MPs received clearance and performed a forensic download from one of the phones and located a conversation between Parrett and one of the victims.
Parrett went to the KCSO for an interview. After reviewing and relinquishing his Miranda rights, Parrett agreed to speak to MPs. Parrett denied ever contacting any of the children on Facebook Messenger. He first told detectives that he believed his account had been hacked. Parrett later said he communicated with one of the children through Facebook Messenger and admitted that the conversation about watching porn was started by him and not by a hacker.
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