A 27-year-old man has been charged with indecent liberties towards a child, according to the Burke County Sheriffs’ Office.
Colton James Mostacato tried infiltrating an illicit affair with a minor child through various social media outlets.
During this attempt, Mostacato sent lewd sexually themed picture(s), solicited the minor for nude photos and tried to arrange a meeting with the minor child for the express purpose of performing sex acts, according to the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office was working in conjunction with the minor’s parent/guardian(s) and were able to prevent the incident from escalating any further.
Mostacato was taken into custody by Hickory Police at his place of employment and taken before magistrate where he received a $50,000 secured bond.
He was charged with Disseminate Obscene Material to a minor, Indecent Liberties with Child, and Solicit Child by Computer/Electronic device