LOGAN — A 22-year-old Victoria, Texas man has been extradited to Cache Valley to face charges of allegedly sexting with a local 7-year-old girl. Alex Rene Mosley was booked Friday, April 19, into the Cache County Jail after police arrested him March 26 at his home.

Mosley was arraigned Monday, April 22, in Logan’s 1st District Court, appearing by web conference from jail. He was charged with 21 counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, a first-degree felony; enticing a minor, a second-degree felony; and five counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor, a third-degree felony.

According to an arrest warrant, the Logan City Police Department began investigating Mosley after the child’s mother called 911. She described how she had found her 7-year-old daughter naked and taking photos of herself.

Police learned that the child was sending pornographic photos and videos of themselves to a man, later identified as Mosley. He allegedly had been instructing the child on what types of images or videos to take.

Investigators searched the child’s phone. They found evidence of Mosley calling and messaging the alleged victim numerous times. Several times he also allegedly sent nude images of a female and male to the child, the arrest affidavit explained.

Police obtained a warrant to search Mosley’s Snapchat and Google accounts. They found both nude and non-nude photos of the girl saved to the accounts. There were also 17 videos discovered of the child exposing herself.

On March 26, Logan police worked with the Victoria Texas Police Department to arrest Mosley and take him into custody. While searching his electronic devices, officers found additional evidence that he had been talking to “many underage girls and lying about his age, portraying himself as younger than his actual age,” the warrant affidavit stated.

During Monday’s arraignment, Cache County Deputy Attorney Mark Winkel asked the court to hold Mosley without bail. He said the suspect would be a danger to the community and a flight risk if released.

Winkel told the court, there was substantial evidence to back up the charges. He noted how investigators had also identified a second alleged victim, a 12-year-old girl.

Judge Angela Fonnesbeck agreed with prosecutors, ordering Mosley to remain in jail and report again in court May 8.

Mosley spoke only briefly during the hearing, asking the court to assign him a public defender. He could face up to life in prison, if convicted.

Individuals arrested and charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.

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