Sex offender re-arrested after inappropriate conversation with 10-year-old

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

A convicted sex-offender apparently fell back into his old ways.

Robert Northrop, 44, of Niles was arrested after having inappropriate conversations with a 10-year-old girl from North Webster.

Stacey Page Online reports that the girl's mother found the messages.

She showed them to police, who responded to Northrop, pretending to be the girl.

Northrop reportedly asked for nude photos and sent an explicit video.

Police arrested him Tuesday for child solicitation and distributing harmful matter to minors.

He is being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on $4,000 bond.

Northrop was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in Michigan in 1988.

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