Man, 20, accused of exchanging inappropriate texts with boy

Jacob McCullough is charged with two counts of Online Solicitation of a Minor amid accusations he exchanged sexually charged text messages with an underage boy he found through a dating phone app.

June 15, 2012 4:38:03 PM PDT
Harris County detectives have arrested a 20-year-old man accused of having sexually explicit conversations with an underage boy he met via a dating phone app.

Jacob McCullough is being held at the Harris County Jail on two counts of Online Solicitation of a Minor, according to the sheriff's office.

Detectives say McCullough began talking to a juvenile he found on a phone app for dating and the two soon exchanged phone numbers. Detectives say the would allegedly have sexually charged conversations through text message.

When the boy's mother learned of their conversations, she contacted law enforcement and an investigation was launched. Investigators quickly traced the number to McCullough, and he allegedly provided them with a videotaped confession.

As for now, detectives have no reason to believe McCullough and the boy ever met in person.