A 39-year-old former police chief being held in the Dallas County Jail on Wednesday posed as a woman to solicit nude photos from a 17-year-old, investigators said.
According to court documents, Michael Meissner used a bogus MySpace page, then asked for nude photos of teen boys.
Some of the boys who sent nude pictures to Meissner are barely legal and appear to have multiple criminal incidents on their records, an arrest warrant affidavit said. Investigators said they believe that Meissner used his position as police chief in Little River-Academy to find potential victims and has obtained nude pictures from people in the Belton, Killeen, Temple and Waco areas.
One investigator said that in 2006, while Meissner was police chief in Caney City, a 15-year-old boy spent the night with him without his parents’ knowledge or consent and looked at pornography stored in a police computer. The teen told one of Meissner’s friends what had happened and began to get threats from Meissner, the affidavit said.
Meissner altered the computer’s hard drive and operating system, and as a result, the district attorney chose not to pursue the case, the investigator said.
But now, investigators have more than 4,900 text messages and e-mails that they say outline the scope of Meissner’s enterprise, according to the affidavit. The stored messages show numerous pornographic pictures, as well as messages with references to sexual acts with boys and videotaping.
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