18-Year-Old Arrested After He Allegedly Sent 16-Year-Old Girl Naked Pics

LAKE ELSINORE (CBS) —  An 18-year-old suspected of sending explicit sexual images to a 16-year-old girl in Lake Elsinore was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of transmitting harmful material to a minor.

Tommy Phnoc Nguyen was taken into custody without incident at his family’s Garden Grove residence around 10 a.m. and booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.

He is being held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Patrick Chavez, the parents of the 16-year-old girl discovered that their daughter had allegedly received nude pictures of Nguyen, who also reportedly wrote “sexually-related text messages” to her.

The parents spoke to investigators, leading to an arrest warrant being sworn out for the suspect.

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