Registered sex offender charged with sending naked pictures to minor


LIBERTY – A Town of Thompson man who is a registered sex offender is in the Sullivan County Jail without bail after his arrest for allegedly sending naked pictures to a 14-year-old.
Village of Liberty Police arrested Michael Eason, 28, on Thursday, January 15 after an investigation into the dissemination of pornographic material t a 14-year-old in Liberty. The pictures had been sent from an account of a 16-year-old female and the individual requested photos of the 14-year-old in return.
Investigation revealed the social media account of the 16-year-old was fake and had been created and used by Eason. Police also determined Eason had been using at least seven fake social media accounts with different names and profile pictures to communicate with people.
He was charged with disseminating indecent material to a minor, seven counts of failure to register and verify Internet accounts as a registered sex offender, all felonies, and endangering the welfare of a child as a misdemeanor.  The investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected, police said.
Liberty Police were assisted in the investigation by the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office. 

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