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Man charged with online solicitation of minor

Avion Samuels sent nude photo to detectives posing as teenager

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SAN ANTONIO – A man is accused of sending inappropriate pictures to someone he thought was a 16-year-old girl.

Avion Samuels, 21, is charged with online solicitation of a minor. The victim was apparently chatting with Samuels through Snapchat.

She eventually told her father and boyfriend about their uncomfortable conversations. The boyfriend decided to pose as the victim and exchange messages with Samuels via text.

Investigators said Samuels immediately started talking intimately. The boyfriend and father turned over that information to the police.

Detectives also posed as the 16-year-old girl. That’s when they said Samuels sent a nude photo.