Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

Crestview Man Charged with Using Phony Social Media Account to Lure Underage Female

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The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has levied multiple charges against a man who was using a fake social media account to try to solicit a minor.

27-year old James Allen Foster of Crestview is charged with transmitting information harmful to minors, using a two way communication device to facilitate a felony, using a computer to solicit/lure a child and possession of child pornography.

Investigators say Foster, posing as a person named “Justin Fory” sent photos of his genitalia to the juvenile on-line through Facebook and had her send similar photos of herself back to him. The victim says he also tried to solicit her to engage in a threesome with him and another male.

Foster was arrested January 23rd.

Investigators are concerned there could be additional victims and ask anyone with information to please contact the OCSO at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, EmeraldCoastCrime Stoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.


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