An Eau Claire man is accused of communicating with a 14-year-old girl online for the purposes of meeting for sex.
David A. Frey was actually communicating with a police officer posing as the girl.
Frey, 33, 1055 Imperial Circle, was charged Thursday in Eau Claire County Court with felony counts of child enticement and using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, and five felony counts of possession of child pornography.
Frey is free on a $500 signature bond, which prohibits him from having unsupervised contact with children.
Frey returns to court Jan. 17.
According to the criminal complaint:
An Altoona police officer, working in an undercover capacity posing as a 14-year-old girl, on Nov. 1 conducted an investigation on sexual exploitation of children.
The officer posted a message on an online social networking service, and Frey responded.
Frey asked the officer posing as the girl if she needed a daddy for the day.
The discussion got sexual in nature and continued for three more days.
Frey and the officer, who called himself Manda, attempted to meet Nov. 16, but Frey ran out of power on his phone and got lost.
Frey and the officer chatted again Nov. 22 about meeting each other, but Frey stopped texting before final arrangements were made.
During the conversation with the officer, Frey sent a nude image of a sexual organ.
On Nov. 28, officers went to Frey’s residence and asked him for consent to look at his phone.
Several nude images were found of a female who appeared to be 12 to 15 years old.
Frey told police he recalled the girl who was in the images on his phone. He said she was 16 or 17 years old, but he couldn’t remember her name or how he talked to her.
Frey was asked if he requested the nude images of the girl.
Frey said he likely asked her to send them. He said he also likely sent her photos of his genitals.
Frey admitted he chatted online with a girl named Manda. He denied sending her nude images or making arrangements to meet for sexual activity.
Frey said he was going to meet but never left his apartment.