Van Patrick Colambo allegedly sent the 10-year-old girl messages through Facebook and asked her to have sex with him.
Guam – A 26-year-old man is facing child pornography charges for allegedly exchanging nude photos with a 10-year-old girl through Facebook.
Van Patrick Colambo was charged with possession of child pornography, indecent electronic display to a child and electronic enticement of a child, all as felonies.
Police say it was the young girl’s father who discovered the alarming messages after checking his daughter’s Facebook account through her cell phone. The father then printed out 41 pages of communication and turned it over to police.
A magistrate complaint says that in the exchange they found what appeared to be a nude photo of a man and a nude photo of a pre-pubescent female. Police say Colambo admitted that the nude photo of the man was of himself.
Police believe that the two met at a family gathering while Colambo was still with his ex-girlfriend. It was after this encounter or some time last month that police believe Colambo and the 10-year-old girl began communicating through Facebook.
In addition, police say the messages reveal that the minor had told Colambo that she was only 10 years old and, despite that, Colambo repeatedly asked the girl to meet with him so that the two could have sex.
Colambo is being held on $10,000 cash bail. His next hearing is scheduled for December 18 at 4 pm.