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Man accused of sending porn to teen on Snapchat, attempting to meet her in Harris County

The mugshot of Joaquin Ernesto Mesa-Sanchez, who was charged with online solicitation of a minor.
The mugshot of Joaquin Ernesto Mesa-Sanchez, who was charged with online solicitation of a minor. (KPRC2)

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A 22-year-old man is facing charges after Harris County authorities said he sent pornographic material to a 13-year-old child and attempted to meet her on Wednesday.

Authorities said Joaquin Ernesto Mesa-Sanchez has been charged with online solicitation of a minor.

Investigators said Mesa-Sanchez contacted the girl through Snapchat.

The child's parents found the conversations and alerted authorities.

The conversations were sexual in nature, and Mesa-Sanchez sent pornographic videos and images, as well as a photo of his driver's license so the girl would know who he was.

Investigators set up a meeting between Mesa-Sanchez and the girl at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Mesa-Sanchez, believing he was meeting the child, arrived at the meeting location and was taken into custody without incident, according to authorities.

Mesa-Sanchez is being held on a $10,000 bond.