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Newalla man is accused of sending obscene pictures to girl, 12

Richard L. Nelson Jr., 50, of Newalla, was arrested on multiple complaints after sending photos of his genitals and a boy's genitals to a girl he met at a medical clinic, according to Oklahoma County District Court records.
by Tim Willert Modified: October 25, 2012 at 10:31 pm •  Published: October 26, 2012

A Newalla man is accused of sending pictures of his genitals and of a boy's genitals to a 12-year-old girl, court papers show.

Richard Lee Nelson Jr., 50, started sending text messages to the girl after meeting her at a medical clinic, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court.

The girl's parents notified police after learning she had received inappropriate pictures from a man, an officer reported.

The girl told police she gave the man her phone number at the clinic and they started trading text messages.

The girl said he asked her to send him pictures of herself, adding that she sent him a photo of herself topless.

She said the man sent her pictures of his and the boy's genitals and then abruptly sent her messages asking her to delete “everything to do with him and not to call him ... again,” officer John Greene wrote in the affidavit.

Nelson sent the girl messages telling her if she contacted the police “he would plaster her picture all over the Internet,” the officer wrote.

On Tuesday, Nicoma Park police arrested Nelson after he confessed to sending a picture of his genitals to the girl, despite knowing she was a minor. He also admitted taking a picture of the boy's genitals and sending the picture to the girl, the affidavit states.

“His reasoning for his actions was that he was stupid and made a mistake,” the officer reported.

Nelson was arrested on multiple complaints, including distributing obscene materials to a minor and permitting a minor to participate in pornography. He was booked into the Oklahoma County jail, where he remained Thursday. Bail was set at $31,000, a jailer said. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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