Longview man arrested on suspicion of obtaining child porn

first_imgLONGVIEW — Longview police arrested a man on Wednesday who is suspected of receiving sexually explicit photos last year from a girl who was 13.Patrick Wade Newman III, 29, a Longview-area transient was booked on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and viewing child pornography, all felonies.Longview police Detective Sgt. Chris Blanchard said police believe Newman began a relationship with the alleged victim through social media sometime in the fall. The two sent images both ways “for a period of weeks to months,” Blanchard said.According to his probable cause statement, Newman sent sexually explicit messages and requests for photos and videos to the alleged victim, who told him she was 15, and asked to meet her in person.Police reports say Newman asked the alleged victim: “You are 15 right? Like if your (sic) 14, it’s cool. I won’t mind.”He also asked about specific sex acts, according to police records, and told the alleged victim “the difference in fun and a felony is asking beforehand.”When arrested, Newman told police that he does not communicate with anyone under the age of 16, which is the age of consent for participation in sexual activity in Washington.last_img

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