(KMOV)-- A Metro East man has been charged with posing as a student and sending illicit texts to two underage girls.
Bobby Smith, 32, of Pontoon Beach, IL, was charged with 2 counts of solicitation to meet a child.
Authorities said the investigation started near the end of August this year. Smith was sending illicit text messages to two underage females from the Granite City area.
Smith was indicating that he was a student named “Stevie Smith,” at the Granite City High School. Smith was soliciting sexual acts from the females in the text messages.
The investigation has shown that Smith did not know the females, and it is not exactly known at this point how he obtained their cell phone numbers.
Smith was arrested and taken to the Madison County Jail where he was held pending formal charges. Bond was set at $100,000.