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Police investigating attempted extortion

DECATUR  –  Police are investigating after a Decatur man said a teenage girl with whom he had swapped nude pictures tried to extort money.

Written Decatur police reports said the 40-year-old man told police he had met the girl through a dating app, and she had claimed to be 37. After they had sent each other photographs, he again asked how old she was and she then said she was just 15.

“She said she was out of state and he should send her some money for her phone bill so she wouldn't report the fact he had child pornography to the police,” said Decatur Police Lt. Shannon Seal.

Detectives are working to trace the girl's location.

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