Sean Patrick Webb, 49, of Mansfield, was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 yesterday on charges he tried to entice a Roxbury 16-year-old to pose in lingerie and sex him up, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The DA's office says the investigation began when the teen's mother went to Boston Police to report a series of e-mail messages she found on her computer addressed to the teen:
The email content suggested that the sender was seeking to photograph the 16-year-old daughter in sexualized contexts and included photos of another young teenage girl in adult-themed poses and states of undress.
In subsequent interviews with Boston Police, the girl disclosed that a man she knew as "Patrick" offered her money to pose in lingerie and offered her even more money to engage in sexual activity with him.
Using the email address and cell phone number that â€śPatrickâ€ť provided to the girl, investigators were able to identify him as Webb. Suffolk prosecutors assigned to the DAâ€™s Child Protection Unit obtained a subpoena for records of the email account used to contact the girl, confirming through an associated IP address that it had been used by a person at Webbâ€™s home.
Boston and Mansfield police, along with immigration agents arrested Webb at his home on Tuesday on charges of electronic enticement of a child for prostitution, soliciting prostitution and posing a child in a state of nudity, the DA's office says. ICE was brought in because it has particular expertise in child-exploitation cases, the DA's office says.
In addition to bail, a Roxbury District Court judge also ordered Webb to stay away from all children under 16, schools, playgrounds, the Internet and computers. He will also have to wear a GPS device if he makes bail.
The DA's office adds investigators are now examining Webb's computer, seized during his arrest.