Police found a Florida man in a park near children with his pants unbuttoned after he allegedly announced on Snapchat that he had spotted "sexy boys" and was about to "choose" one.
Kristopher Martin Oswald II, 19, has been charged with conspiracy to commit sexual battery, police said. His bond has been set at $100,000. Police said additional charges are likely forthcoming, and that a preliminary search of his phone uncovered alleged images of child pornography.
The investigation into Oswald started Sunday after a Snapchat user called police to report that someone sent him child porn photos over the app, according to Spectrum News 13 in Orlando.
Police later determined Oswald sent the photos. He also allegedly told the Snapchat user that he tied up kids in the past to make them perform sexual acts on him and a dog.
Police located Oswald in his car at a park in Ocoee a day later, with his pants unbuttoned, according to The Orlando Sentinel. Children were playing nearby. In his car, police found a teddy bear, coloring books, used and unused diapers and condoms.
Oswald was found after the tipster cooperated with police and asked for Oswald’s whereabouts through the app, according to WPEC in West Palm Beach.
Oswald said the messages he sent were fantasies and that he had no plans to act on them. He also claimed the child porn images did not depict children, but rather adults who looked like kids.
Investigators believe Oswald may have targeted other children in the past. He was a juvenile at the time, so his records were expunged.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.
[Photo: Ocoee Police Department]