A man accused of was back in court Friday on new charges, after he allegedly sent sexually explicit images to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl in St. Louis, Missouri.
Kevin Skaritka, 35, of Orland Park was given a $2 million bond in Judge John Joseph Hynes' courtroom for the new charges of distributing harmful materials. Prosecutors say there could be more charges pending.
Skaritka pleaded not guilty to the original charges and a trial was set for Sept. 4. A status hearing on the new case has been set for the same date.
In the new case, prosecutors say Skaritka was communicating online with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl, but he was actually talking to an undercover St. Louis police sergeant. According to prosecutors, Skaritka chatted with the sergeant between November 2011 and June of this year using Yahoo Instant Messenger.
Skaritka sent a photo of himself and requested "nudie" pics of the fictitious 14-year-old, according to authorities. Prosecutors also said he sent a sexually explicit photo of himself and on another occasion initiated a video chat where his face and nude body were exposed.
Based on the information, a warrant for Skaritka's computer was obtained by , prosecutors said.
Skartika was arrested and charged last May with 14 counts of sexual assault after accused of molesting his girlfriend’s teenage daughter and.
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