Indiana man allegedly plotted to have sex with 13-year-old 'girlfriend' near Scottsburg skating rink
He allegedly told police that they were "in love."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Scott County, Indiana, man has been arrested after police say he sent nude images and videos to a 12-year-old girl -- and plotted to have sex with another 13-year-old girl he described as his "girlfriend."
According to a probable cause affidavit, someone called Scottsburg Police on March 31 to report that a 19-year-old man had been engaging in "inappropriate contact" with two girls, ages 12 and 13.
Police were sent to a skating rink in Scottsburg, where they met with the mother of a 12-year-old girl. She said 19-year-old Dylan Hyde had been using text messages and the mobile app Snapchat to send inappropriate material to her daughter.
When police interviewed the 12-year-old, she allegedly told officers that she had met Hyde a couple of months earlier through a mutual friend. Police say she and Hyde had spoken about their ages, and he began asking her to send him nude pictures of herself. He also allegedly sent her nude images and videos, including videos of himself engaging in a sex act.
She said she and Hyde had made plans to meet at the skating rink in order to have sex behind the building, and that Hyde told her "he knew a spot where the cameras could not see." Police said she told them that they met as planned, but there were friends around, so they were unable to engage in sexual relations.
Police say that when they confronted Hyde about the girl's claims, he said he initially thought she was 13, but later discovered she was 12. According to the arrest report, he admitted to sending nude images and videos to the girl, but only after she sent him nude images of herself.
Police say they also confronted Hyde about another girl with whom he was accused of having inappropriate conduct. According to court documents, this girl was 13 years old.
Hyde allegedly described the 13-year-old as his "girlfriend" and said that they were "in love." He also admitted to sending her nude images and videos of him committing a sex act. He said the two of them had discussed having sex in a shed beside the skating rink -- and they met at the rink to do so -- but they couldn't have sex because people kept showing up.
When police interviewed the 13-year-old, she allegedly confirmed what Hyde and said, and told police that she and Hyde were "in love."
Hyde was arrested and booked in the Scott County Detention Center on May 4. He's charged with two counts of child molestation, two counts of child solicitation and four counts of dissemination of matter harmful to minors.
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