MACON, Mo. — A Macon County man is formally charged with sexual felonies after an arrest earlier this month.
Court documents allege 20-year-old Martin D. I. Mitchell portrayed himself as a teenage female to acquire lewd photographs of an underage boy through social media. Police say Mitchell admitted to the crimes, including the creation of 5 Snapchat accounts in which he portrayed a teenage female.
Court documents also say Mitchell threatened to leak the lewd media unless the victim pay $400-$500, according to the victim.
He has pleaded not guilty. Formal charges include sexual trafficking of a child and possession of child pornography. Cash only bond was set at $100,000.
A bond reduction has been scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m.
He is currently in custody at the Macon County Jail.