Florida man accused of flying to Houston for sex with teen

HOUSTON Christopher Benjamin Pearch, 45, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, is charged with online solicitation of a minor. According to the Harris County District Attorney's Office, he met the juvenile online and sent him several sexually explicit messages and photos of himself.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alerted the DA's office, who contacted the teen and obtained an arrest warrant for Pearce.

Pearce is due in court Friday. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.

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