JUNEAU — A 19-year-old Waukesha man made his initial appearance Monday on charges of using a popular messaging application to send inappropriate pictures of himself to a then 12-year-old girl.
Brandon M. Schallock is charged with exposing a child to harmful material. If convicted, he faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison.
Court commissioner Steven Seim ordered a $1,000 signature bond in the case with the condition that Schallock not have any device with the ability to connect to the Internet, except as necessary for school.
According to the criminal complaint, detectives were called on Dec. 13, 2013, by a man whose daughter had received an inappropriate photo from a man via Snapchat on her phone. Snapchat is a way to share photos on smart phones.
Detectives were able to retrieve records of the conversation and the photo from the phone. After receiving the photo, the girl said she sent back a message stating “not cool” and blocked Schallock from messaging her.
The complaint states Schallock said he had gotten the girl’s number through a mutual acquaintance and had been talking to her. At first he said he couldn’t remember the conversation, but later admitted to sending the photo. He also said he knew that she was around 13 and still in school.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 1.