He was arrested and taken before the magistrate where he was served arrest warrants for using a communications system to contact a minor for sexual purposes and soliciting a child to produce child pornography, both felonies.Because Fantazier was already a registered sex offender and had a pending charge in Smyth County for indecent exposure, he was committed to the New River Valley Regional Jail with no bond.A man has been arrested for contacting a child for sexual purposes.James Fantazier was arrested on September 1 in Grayson County.An investigator with the department got a complaint that the suspect, who is a registered sex offender, had talked to a child on Facebook.A search warrant showed that Fantazier talked to an 11-year-old girl on July 7.
As a convicted child molester recently told CBS News' 48 Hours, Kik is a "predator's paradise." In the same episode, the mother of Nicole Lovell, a murdered 13-year-old, who'd communicated with her killers over Kik, said the app should be shut down entirely.
He had a smart phone and i Pod with pictures of the child on them.
He was arrested and charged and is at the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.
Fantazier was located as he returned to his home near the library and the search warrants were executed.
Deputies searched Fantazier and found him in possession of a smart phone and i Pod which contained images of the child victim.