Man arrested after exchanging sexually explicit messages with minor

Nicholas Wyatt

ROLLA, Mo. – The Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 22-year-old man Wednesday for allegedly having a sexually explicit conversation with an underage girl via social media messaging.

According to Captain Jason Smith, a spokesman for the Rolla Police Department, a woman notified detectives that an adult had been having an inappropriate conversation with her 15-year-old daughter via Facebook.

The woman provided detectives with information showing the conversation had been ongoing for the past week.

Police tracked down the adult, identified as Nicholas Wyatt, at a local homeless shelter the following day and took him into custody.

Wyatt was charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. He was taken to the Phelps County Jail where he remains on a $25,000 bond.

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