Arrest

PAULLINA—A 20-year-old Paullina man was arrested about 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, on an O’Brien County warrant on a charge of dissemination and exhibition of obscene material to a minor.

The arrest of Christian James Fritz stemmed from a complaint by Sutherland man to law enforcement regarding pictures found on his 16-year-old daughter’s cellphone.

The father stated Fritz was sending pictures of his genitals and females’ body parts and discussing sexual favors on a Snapchat account for a period of time, according to a complaint filed by the Sutherland Police Department.

The girl’s father had copies of the pictures and many detailed conversations the daughter was having with Fritz, according to the complaint.

During the time the father had possession of his daughter’s phone, Fritz sent photos of him smoking pot, talked about wanting to have sex and asking for pictures of the teen, according to the complaint.