Hickory man attempted to meet minor for sex, police say

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. – Authorities in Burke County have arrested a Hickory man they say attempted to meet a minor child to have sex.

Colton James Mostacato, 27, has been charged with disseminating obscene material to a minor, indecent liberties with a child and soliciting a child by computer/electronic device.

Deputies received a tip on August 16 that Mostacato was having an inappropriate relationship with a minor. The report alleged that Mostacato attempted to contact the child through social media outlets and sent lewd sexual pictures, solicited the child for nude photos, and attempted to meet the minor to have sex.

Authorities in Burke County worked in conjunction with the minor’s parents to prevent the meeting from happening. Hickory Police arrested Mostacato at his employer without incident. He is being held under a $50,000 bond.

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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