Daily Reporter staff reports
GREENFIELD — An Indianapolis man sent nude photos of himself to a teenage boy over social media and talked to him about coming to his McCordsville home for sex, police said.
Police began investigating Christopher L. Rutter, 34, of Indianapolis, after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The center had received an alert of inappropriate conduct between an adult and a minor on Skout.com, a social networking site.
During Rutter’s conversation with the teen, the boy mentioned being underage and asked Rutter if that was OK, according to court documents. The pair talked about meeting for sex, and the boy gave directions to his McCordsville home, charging documents state.
Rutter, who was arrested Saturday, is charged with child exploitation, a Level 5 felony, and dissemination of matter harmful to minors, a Level 6 felony.
A Level 5 felony carries a penalty range of one to six years and up to $10,000 in fines; a Level 6 felony carries a penalty range of six months to two years and up to $10,000 in fines.