BOWIE CO., TX (KSLA) - A Maud man is facing charges following accusations that he sent lewd photos to authorities posing as a teen.
Bryan Clark Spruill, 59, is charged with online solicitation of a minor, a 3rd-degree felony.
Spruill, a physicians assistant in Texarkana, is also a school board member of the Redwater Independent School District. Below is a statement provided by the ISD:
According to a Facebook post by Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, on April 4, authorities were "operating a covert social media application as a young looking female." That's when Spruill began communicating with what he believed to be a 15-year-old girl.
Communication between the "15-year-old" and Spruill continued until the day of Spruill's arrest on April, 10.
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office describes the communication between the two as such:
On April 9, HSCO investigators were able to get a warrant for Spruill's arrest. He was taken into custody by Bowie County Sheriff's Office deputies.
Hamilton County Sheriff Justin Caraway urges parents to monitor their child's social media on a daily basis.