Manatee man solicited girl, 12, for 'ghastly' sex act, sheriff says
MANATEE -- A Manatee County man is charged with soliciting a 12-year-old Maine girl for a "ghastly" sex act, according to the Manatee Sheriff's Office.
Broderick Furlow, 25, contacted the girl in December 2013 through a messaging application, according to a news release.
"Broderick solicited the minor for a ghastly sex act after having knowledge that she was only 12 years old," the release stated.
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He reportedly sent the girl two photos of his penis, and the girl told her parents. The parents notified the Augusta, Maine, police department, which then began an investigation.
Broderick is charged with two counts of transmission of harmful images to a minor and one count of soliciting a minor for a sex act.
Furlow has been in custody at the Manatee County Jail since Jan. 18 on other charges.