An Army recruiter allegedly sent a nude photo to a 16-year-old girl after meeting her at a high school in Texas, telling her on Snapchat, “I’m no angel.”
Adam Matthew Perkins 37, turned himself into police in Deer Park on Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest on a charge of displaying harmful material to a minor. He allegedly sent a photo of his genitals to a 16-year-old Deer Park High School student via Snapchat, the Deer Park Police Department said Monday.
Perkins met the female student while she was selling cake balls during a fundraiser at her school in December. The Army recruiter donated $20 before exchanging Snapchat usernames with the girl, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The first photo sent by Perkins was a selfie showing him eating a cake ball, but investigators said subsequent messages took a sexual turn, with Perkins telling the teen: “I’m no angel.”
Perkins also told the girl that she had “sexy ass toes,” police said.
The girl reported receiving a nude photo of Perkins on a bed on Dec. 13. The image was visible on Snapchat for two to three seconds before disappearing, she told police.
Perkins later told police he exchanged Snapchat account details with several students at the fundraiser and admitted sending a message to a student that included the word “sexy,” according to a criminal complaint obtained by the newspaper.
The Houston-area recruiter was released after posting $1,000 bond, according to state and court records cited by the Houston Chronicle. Perkins, of Temple, was expected to appear Monday in court and faces up to one year in jail if convicted.