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Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Shawn P. Francis, 35 (DOB: 10/03/1986), of Ohio, for having inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old girl over social media. *

The defendant is a family friend of the victim. It is alleged that from June 1 through June 27, 2022, that the defendant contacted the girl using social media to send nude photographs of himself. He also solicited her to send nude photographs of herself and to meet with him.

The victim's mother discovered the inappropriate communications from the defendant and immediately contacted the Southgate Police Department. The investigation by the police resulted in Francis's arrest on June 29, 2022.

He has been charged with one count of Enticing a Minor for Immoral Purposes. ** The arraignment was held in 36th District Court in Detroit today because it is a weekend arraignment. The defendant received a $10,000/10% bond, and a GPS tether. His Probable Cause Conference is on July 15, 2022. He was represented by attorney Thomas Piotrowski.

Please request a photograph of the defendant after the arraignment from the Southgate Police Department.

*Police reports incorrectly had the defendant as a Southgate resident, he is resident of Ohio.
**A criminal charge is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.