ABILENE, Texas — An 18-year-old Abilene man has been arrested by Abilene Police and charged with online solicitation of a minor and injury to a child.
Abilene Police Department officers arrested Noah Byrn Wednesday for the charges.
According to an APD press release, detectives began investigating May 7, after the family of the victim reported Byrn had been soliciting the child on a phone application. Byrn eventually met with the child in person, and injured her in an altercation.
Police said Byrn had originally introduced himself to the family as a 14-year-old to gain the trust of the child and her parents.
Subsequent to the investigation, he was arrested and taken to the Taylor County Jail. Byrn's bonds total $45,000.