Pittsburg Man Arrested for Inappropriate Interactions with a Teenager

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Last week, law enforcement agents received a report about inappropriate interactions between an adult male suspect and a 13-year-old juvenile male, where the male reportedly presented and showed pornography to the juvenile. 

Investigators began following up and discovered this same adult male suspect had also persuaded a 14-year-old juvenile male to submit to an unlawful sex act with in his presence. Investigators also learned that in 2016 through 2018 this same suspect had been furnishing alcoholic beverages to juvenile males who were 15 and 16 years of age.

On Wednesday. Authorities arrested Scott A. Free, 38, of Pittsburg. Investigators determined the suspect and victims knew each other, and these were targeted incidents and not random situations. Free was arrested on one count of indecent solicitation of a child, one count of promoting obscenity to minors and two counts of unlawful hosting minors consuming alcoholic beverages. He was transported to the Crawford County Jail and was later released after posting a $10,000 bond.

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