Panama City man accused of texting sexual material during undercover operation
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Panama City man is facing charges after he allegedly texted who he thought was a young girl explicit material.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Agents and Panama City Beach Police arrested Brian Aric Hodges, 36, of Panama City, on one count of using a computer to seduce, solicit, or lure a child and one count of unlawful use of a two-way communications device.
In May, Hodges was identified during a joint undercover operation hosted by Panama City Beach Police. They say Hodges started texting an agent he thought was a 14-year-old girl. They say the texts contained lewd and sexual material.
Investigators say Hodges intended to meet the girl to have sex. He was arrested Friday.
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