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Man charged for having 15-year-old he met on Xbox send him nude pictures

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A 22-year-old man has been charged with second-degree promoting child pornography after communicating in a sexual way with a 15-year-old girl and having her send him nude pictures.

The girl’s father went to the KC police on Aug. 21, 2017, saying that someone who was possibly an adult man had sent inappropriate texts to his daughter.

The string of 5,551 texts that the girl’s father and stepmother found started back on June 14.

When they asked her about it, she admitted that she sent nude pictures of herself the person who, in text messages, told her he was 21 years old and indicated that he knew she was 15 years old.

According to the probable cause statement, it was clear that he knew she was a minor. However, in the text messages, he described sexual acts he wanted to do to her, suggested running away together, asked to be her boyfriend so he could see her naked, asked for various kinds of nude pictures, and talked about wanting to see her at a hotel room.

On June 30, he talked about kidnapping her for plans at a hotel.

Then, on July 1, he wanted her and her friend, who was also a minor, to both send him nude pictures.

That was the last time she communicated with him. He continued to reach out periodically up until Aug. 17, but she didn’t reply.

On Oct. 1, a forensic interview revealed that the girl met the man in an Xbox Live game. He gave her his cell phone number and that was when the communications began. He knew that she was only 14 years old when they first started talking.

On November 16, investigators identified the man as Evan S. Gurnee, who was living in Oswego, Kansas.

He confirmed his cell phone number to police and admitting to communicating with the girl. He also admitted that she had emailed five or six explicit pictures of herself to him.

She was 15 years old when she sent the pictures.

He admitted he had talked about traveling to KC to meet her and that they had talked about the sexual behavior that would happen upon meeting.

He not only tried to hide the fact that this was happening so that his girlfriend wouldn’t find out, but also knew it was illegal.

Gurnee's mugshot is not available at this time.

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