Enochville man charged after using Snapchat to send nude pictures

Published 11:46 am Monday, June 20, 2016

By Josh Bergeron


SALISBURY —  An Enochville man was slapped with nearly 20 criminal charges after allegedly using his smartphone to send nude pictures to an underage girl.

Patrick Thomas Poling, 22, allegedly sent multiple nude images of himself to a 14-year-old girl with the popular phone application Snapchat. His actions resulted in a total of 12 charges of dissemination of obscene material to a minor under the age of 16 years. Poling also was charged with seven counts of indecent liberties with children.

Both crimes are felonies.

Warrants for Poling’s arrest say the offenses occurred from May 29 to June 1. He sent pictures of himself in a dozen different poses while fully exposed, according to warrants. The girl was eight years younger than Poling at the time the alleged crimes occurred.

Poling was arrested last week. He remained in the Rowan County jail on Monday under a $25,000 bond.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246.