Perry man arrested for sending penis selfie to minor

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Anthony James Johnson Parnell, 23, of 1306 11th St., Perry, was charged with dissemination of obscene material to a minor.

A Perry man was arrested Monday for allegedly sending a picture of his genitals to an underage victim on New Year’s Eve.

Anthony James Johnson Parnell, 23, of 1306 11th St., Perry, was charged with dissemination of obscene material to a minor.

According to court records, Parnell admitted to law enforcement that he sent a picture of his nudity to the juvenile victim shortly after noon on Dec. 31, 2020.

After sending the image, he allegedly “asked the juvenile her opinion through Facebook
Messenger, using his cell phone on two separate occasions,” according to court records.

Parnell told law enforcement that “he did not know she was underage.”

Parnell is scheduled for a hearing March 9 in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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