TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa police are reminding parents to keep an eye on their teenagers' cell phones after an arrest they made involving Snapchat.
Police said an Illinois man is in jail Friday after talking to a teenage girl in Tulsa through Snapchat.
Tulsa police told FOX23 Floyd Benson started talking with a local girl when she was 12 nearly a year and a half ago. They said he found her on the app and had sexual conversations with her.
Detectives said about eight months later, Benson, then 18, traveled from Illinois to Tulsa to meet the then 13-year-old girl.
Benson reportedly sent an Uber to pick up the girl and her friend and take them to a north Tulsa motel where he was staying.
Police said Benson molested the girl he had been talking with.
Detectives found out he had been talking with dozens of other girls on other social media sites.
Tulsa police said it is another reminder that parents should closely monitor their teenagers' cell phones. They suggest an app like Snapchat only be used by older teens and not younger ones, and that it is important for parents to talk to children about the dangers of predators who could come after them.
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