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Police: Sex offender sent lewd messages to Long Island teen

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A registered sex offender from Louisiana was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly sent “sexual text messages” to a teenage girl from Long Island, Nassau County police said Feb. 12.

Police charged Adam Shilow, 34, of Eunice, La., after a three-month investigation by Nassau County police, the New York State attorney general’s office, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, along with Louisiana-based law enforcement, officials said Wednesday.

Detectives allege Shilow was “exchanging sexual text messages” with a 12-year-old girl from Freeport through a phone app known as “Tango.” Police launched an investigation in November 2013 and arrested Shilow on Tuesday.

Records show he registered as a sex offender after a 2009 sex offense conviction involving a minor. A spokeswoman for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office told that investigators confirmed Shilow had active profiles on numerous social networking sites.

“This activity is prohibited under the terms and conditions of his release and probation, in addition to the sex offender conditions placed on him,” she said.

Shilow was charged with indecent pornography involving juveniles, indecent behavior involving juveniles, computer aided solicitation of a minor and unlawful use of social networking.

He was being held Thursday without bond at the St. Landry Parish Jail. It was unclear if he has hired an attorney.



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