Fannin Co. man indicted for possessing child pornography on Snapchat

FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - Nineteen-year-old Toby Green was indicted by a Fannin County grand jury last week for four charges involving Snapchat child pornography possession and more.

District attorney Richard Glaser said it all started when Green allegedly got his hands on a naked picture of a girl in his school and threatened her to get more photos in return.

"They get a picture and they want more," Glaser said."And then they threaten them and say I'm gonna expose this picture to the public."

He's facing charges of Possession of Child Pornography, two charges of Unlawful Disclosure of Intimate Material, and Online Impersonation. Glaser said he made a fake Snapchat to get access to the girls.

"They think its safe and secure, but its not," Glaser said. "That stuff's out there and bad people can get it and use it."

Glaser says there were two girls, 16 and 17, who reported the same thing to police in November, then the Texas Rangers took over the investigation.

It's something locals said they're disgusted by.

"The girls, they have their life. They want to grow up and have a normal life. They don't want their innocence taken, it's wrong for this kid to be doing this," said local Doris Elliott.

The child pornography charge means a max of 20 years and a $10,000 fine. The other charges are third degree and state jail felonies which could be served back to back.

Glaser said these cases are important because the teens involved could be emotionally distraught which could bring serious consequences.

"We need to protect them, we will protect them," Glaser said. "But they have to come to us and let us know. They don't need to hide this."



 
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