HARDEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man has been arrested after being accused of sending a sexually explicit photo to a 10-year-old Madison County girl.
Michale Allison, 24, of Zolfo Springs, was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
FDLE began its investigation in July after meeting with the 10-year-old victim, who lives in Madison County, and her relatives. The victim told agents she received a sexually explicit photo from Allison through BIGO Live, a live video-streaming social media app.
An undercover agent, posing as the victim, began communicating with Allison. Allison repeatedly tried to persuade the child into sending a naked photo of herself even after the undercover agent made it clear that he was communicating with a 10-year-old.
Agents were able to identify Allison as the suspect and arrested him Thursday morning at his home in Zolfo Springs. He was booked into the Hardee County Jail.
The case will be prosecuted by Office of State Attorney, Third Judicial Circuit with any additional charges to be prosecuted in the Tenth Judicial Circuit.
If you have any information about Allison as it relates to this case, please contact FDLE Live Oak at (800) 226-5630.