Seymour man arrested for child solicitation


A Seymour man was arrested Thursday afternoon for soliciting a minor over a web-based application.

Mark L. Snyder, 55, was arrested for one count of child solicitation, a Level 5 felony, according to a news release from Lt. C.J. Foster with the Seymour Police Department.

On May 20, patrol officers responded to the 700 block of North Elm Street to investigate a report that a male that had allegedly solicited a minor for a sexual act and disseminated content harmful to a minor over a web-based application, Foster said.

He said the information was received from a private organization called Exposing Predators of Indiana’s Children. The information was then turned over to investigators.

On Tuesday, investigators obtained a Jackson Superior Court I search warrant to obtain content from the web-based application regarding the alleged solicitation and dissemination of harmful content to a minor, Foster said.

On Thursday, a second Jackson Superior Court I search warrant was obtained for a residence in the 700 block of North Elm Street to search the location for evidence of child solicitation.

During the search, several items of evidentiary value were located and seized, Foster said.

That same day, investigators located Snyder and took him into custody, Foster said.

Snyder was taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown and booked in at 3:51 p.m. He was being held without bond pending his initial appearance in Jackson Circuit Court.

A Level 5 felony carries a penalty upon conviction of a term between one and six years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

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