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FDLE arrests St. Cloud man for transmission of material harmful to a minor

 

For Immediate Release
December 11, 2020

             

St. Cloud, Fla. – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Ryan Austin Belknap, Jr., 21, of St. Cloud, on one count of transmission of material harmful to a minor by electronic device (F.S. 847.0138(2)), a third-degree felony.
 
The investigation showed that Belknap engaged in numerous sexually explicit Facebook conversations with the twelve-year-old victim. He also sent photographs of his genitalia to the victim and solicited naked photos from her.
 
Belknap was arrested on Tuesday, December 8, and booked into the Osceola County Jail on $3,500 bond. The Office of the State Attorney, 9th Judicial Circuit, will prosecute this case.
 
For tips on keeping your children safe online, visit the Secure Florida website at: https://www.secureflorida.org/SF/Family-Safety/BPParents.
 
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary or Jeremy Burns
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001