FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham man, who thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl at a motel on Columbus Day, was instead arrested by Newbury Police.
Police arrested Michael J. Iodice, 64 of Framingham on the holiday.
He was charged with sending obscene information to a minor and distributing obscene information to a minor.
Iodice thought he was communicating with a girl, 14, but instead, it was a Newbury Police Officer, according to court papers.
On October 3, Iodice began exchanging messages with a Newbury police officer through a web-based teen chat room, according to the police report.
In the chat group, Iodice, thinking he was talking to a teenager, told the officer he fantasized about being with a young teen and didn’t care about the age difference, stated the report.
Over the next several days the conversation continued in the social media chat group. Iodice sent the officer a pornographic image of himself, thinking it was a teenage girl, stated the court papers.
Court records noted Iodice told the officer he wanted to meet at a motel for sex. Iodice suggested a connection on Columbus day for “sexual conduct,” said the court documents.
In the police report, Iodice later told police he had chatted with two other teenage girls and exchanged graphic photos with at least one of them.
At his arraignment on Tuesday, Iodice was ordered held on $10,000 bail.
The conditions of his bail included no contact with anyone under 18.
Iodice is also under house arrest between 6:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. and must wear a GPS monitoring device.
Booking photo was not available