Auburn man arrested for solicitation of 12 year old on Facebook

AUBURN – Detectives from the Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne have arrested 23-year-old Ryan Hall of Auburn following a four-monthlong investigation into allegations he solicited a 12-year-old female from Tippecanoe County for pictures and videos of her.

The investigation which was conducted by Detective Jake Quick began back in March of this year when the parents of the victim found sexually explicit messages on her Facebook account.

It is alleged that Hall, in turn, asked for like photos and videos from the victim.  The investigation, which had the assistance of the Tippecanoe County Sheriff Department, Auburn Police Department and DeKalb County Sheriff Department was turned over to the DeKalb County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

As a result of that review, the following charges were levied against Hall:

  • Two (2) Counts of Child Solicitation, Level 5 Felonies

Hall was also in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia when he taken into custody this afternoon. He was then taken to and incarcerated in the DeKalb County Jail.

*EDITOR’S NOTE: Facebook currently requires that users must be at least 13 years old to use its platform.