The Sheriff’s Office reminds parents to be aware of the dangers to their children when they are online.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — A man from Winter Springs was arrested Thursday for allegedly soliciting sex from a young female he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.
Ian Christopher Hannah, 33, was charged with online enticement of a minor, transmission of harmful material to a minor and using a two-way communication device to facilitate the crimes, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office.
Investigators with the WCSO Special Victims Unit and the Seminole County Sheriff's Office Crimes Against Children Unit conducted an investigation. During the undercover operation, Hannah allegedly solicited and sent Internet links to pornography to investigators posing as the 13-year-old victim, the Sheriff's Office said in a press release.
During the conversation, Hannah said, "I can talk dirty to you or send you naughty pics of things I'd like to do to you," the press release said.
Hannah also made many other statements of a sexual nature and encouraged sexual acts, the press release said.
The Sheriff’s Office reminds parents to be aware of the dangers to their children when they are online. Information for parents can be obtained by contacting the Special Victims Unit.
The investigation is still ongoing and more information will be released when available.