An Australian woman is expected to be arraigned Monday after being arrested Friday afternoon in Jackson while attempting to meet a girl she sent nude photos to online.
Rianne Gysberts, 31, of Frankston, Victoria, will be formally arraigned Monday at 8 a.m. in Jackson City Court on charges of solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor for sending sexually explicit photos to a girl, according to a Friday afternoon news release from the Jackson Police Department.
Gysberts was being held at the Madison County Jail Friday afternoon. Police said a bond would be set for Gyberts Saturday morning by the Jackson City Court Judge Blake Anderson.
According to the release, a mother contacted the department Friday morning after she learned that a woman had been having inappropriate communication with her daughter online. The department's Special Investigations Bureau was notified and investigators learned that the woman, later identified as Gyberts, was in Jackson.
Police said their investigation revealed that Gysberts and the girl had been talking online for about a month. Gysberts had traveled from Australia to Baltimore, Md., on an unrelated matter. Then, Gysberts decided to travel to Jackson to personally meet the girl she had been communicating online with.
Gyberts arrived at McDonald's, located at 1918 U.S. 45 Bypass, in Jackson, around 2 p.m. Friday. When she arrived, Gysberts was taken into custody on the parking lot of the fast-food restaurant by investigators, who were waiting for her.
Police are asking that anyone with information about adults making online solicitation of minors contact the Jackson Police Department's Special Investigations Bureau at 731-425-8400.