Man arrested during sting for allegedly sexting teen

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DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -  A sting operation lands a 25-year-old man behind bars for sexting.

Sheriff deputies arrested Patrick Scott Farmer Wednesday night for reportedly texting a 15-year-old girl. Investigators say many of the texts between him and the teen contained sexually explicit material and photographs. 

We're told the girl's parents found a phone that Farmer had given the girl and reported it to the Sheriff's Office on Friday January 15th.

That's when investigations took possession of the phone and continued texting Farmer.  He said he wanted to meet the girl, so investigators set up a sting at the parents house on Wednesday night and arrested him. 
Farmer was charged with enticing a child for immoral purposes and was taken to the DeKalb County Detention Center where he remains without bond at this time.

Sheriffs are continuing their investigation into this case and they additional charges may be pending.

Authorities are encouraging parents to monitor their child's cell phone and computer use.

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