A San Antonio man was sentenced to prison Monday for soliciting a child through social media.
Andrew Cummings, 20, was found guilty Monday of a charge of online solicitation of a minor under 14 years old. Evidence in the case showed Cummings met the child on Snapchat in 2019. Cummings asked the child to send nude photos and videos of herself to him. Investigators also found Cummings sent nude photos of himself to the child. Cummings was also found to have discussed meeting the child in person.
“If not for this child’s father and grandmother discovering sexually explicit messages, this child could have met this defendant in person and been a victim of much more serious offenses. Their discovery and intervention protected this child from further harm,” said Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.
This case was prosecuted by the Public Integrity and Cyber Crime Division in the 175th District Court, where the judge sentenced Cummings to four years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division.
“This case is a reminder that with social media and the internet so easily accessible to today’s youth it is important for parents and guardians of our children to be vigilant in monitoring those communications to make sure our children do not fall victim to people who wish to exploit them,” said Assistant District Attorney Oscar Salinas.
The case was investigated by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
Upon release, Cummings will have to register as a sex offender for 10 years.