Bay County, FL (December 18, 2018) – A man is currently being held in jail after he was arrested in Bay County on child sexual exploitation charges after communicating with a minor. 29-year-old Travis McDaniel had been communicating with a juvenile and exchanging illegal images and meeting for sexual acts. Authorities claim that McDaniel knew that she was underage. After determining that McDaniel was temporarily working in Bay County, police arrested him at his home. They also immediately took possession of the equipment used to facilitate the crime. McDaniel has since been charged with unlawful transaction with a minor, illegal sex acts with a minor, use of a minor in a sexual performance, and prohibited use of electronic means to procure a minor. The investigation is expected to yield other charges and is ongoing at this time.
Bay County Child Sexual Exploitation Laws
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