55-year-old Athens man charged with posing as a teen on a dating app to solicit nude photos from a minor

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Norman Stewart Brown (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Dept.)

Norman Stewart Brown (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff’s Dept.)

ATHENS, Ala. – A 55-year-old Athens man was arrested Thursday after investigators say it was discovered he was posing as a teen on an online dating app and had solicited nude photos from a 15-year-old girl.

Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely said Norman Stewart Brown, 55, is charged with electronic solicitation of a child.

Blakely said it all started when when the family of the 15-year-old girl, who lives in Georgia, became suspicious after reading explicit communications between her and a person she had met on the dating app. Concerned, they came to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department to file a report.

After the investigation, it was discovered that Brown had set up an account posing as a teen and had solicited nude photographs and sex acts from the teen, Blakely said.

Brown is being held on a $10,000 bond.