45-Year-Old North Vernon Man Arrested For Child Solicitation

45-Year-Old North Vernon Man Arrested For Child Solicitation

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A 45-Year-Old North Vernon Man was arrested for trying to solicit sex from a 15-year-old girl by using Snapchat.

Last week, Indiana State Police Detectives arrested Christopher Blackburn, 45, North Vernon on three charges related to attempted child solicitation.

The investigation began in March of 2018 when Indiana State Police Detectives were contacted with information that Blackburn had improper communication with a 15 year old female.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Blackburn contacted the female juvenile on February 16, 2018 via the app Snapchat.  Blackburn sent the female a sexually suggestive music video and then requested the juvenile send him inappropriate pictures. 

At the conclusion of the investigation, the case was turned over to the Jennings County Prosecutor’s Office for review. 

As a result of the investigation, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Blackburn on charges of Child Solicitation, level 5 felony, Attempted Vicarious Sexual Gratification, level 5 felony, and Attempted Possession of Child Pornography, level 6 felony.

He was arrested early last week without incident and transported to the Jennings County Jail.