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Man arrested after girl receives explicit photos

PROVO — An 18-year-old is in jail for allegedly sending explicit photos of himself to a 15-year-old Lehi girl.

The man would call and send text messages to the girl, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in 4th District Court.

The Roy man had been living in New Jersey and would travel back and forth between New Jersey and his dad's home in Roy, the affidavit said.

Police say when the girl's parents found out that she was sending text messages to an 18-year-old — not a 16-year-old boy like she said — they took her phone.

That's when they found the pictures of the man's genitals, according to the affidavit.

Lehi police say they found the man at his father's home, where he admitted to their relationship and said that the girl had also sent him pictures of her breasts.

The man was arrested for investigation of sexual exploitation of a minor and dealing in harmful material to a minor and is being held in the Utah County Jail on $15,000 cash or bond bail.