Investigators say 33-year-old Steve Correa-Franco posed as a 16-year-old on the website Kidzworld and began chatting with the girl. The child's father called police when he became suspicious of the communication.
Investigators discovered explicit messages between the two and were able to trace Correa-Franco through his email address.
A search of Correao-Franco's Spring home uncovered child pornography, including a picture of the nine-year-old girl. He's being held without bond and could face up to 20 years behind bars if convicted.