Man arrested in Amber Alert had warrant for internet sex crimes in Tulsa County – FOX23 News

TULSA, Okla. — We are learning that the man arrested in Poteau following an Amber Alert has a warrant out for internet sex crimes in Tulsa County.

Police arrested Vincent Alexander Mink Monday after they said he was seen leaving a school with a 15-year-old girl.

A detective in the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Child Predator Unit said on valentine’s day Mink reached out to him thinking he was a 14-year-old girl.

He says the conversation turned sexual quickly, including Mink sending a nude picture of himself.

“On Facebook messenger he reached out and initiated contact and through my undercover profile I engaged in conversation from him,” said Detective Jason Weis.

An affidavit read that Mink reached out to Weis on Valentine’s Day on the undercover account.

The affidavit goes on to read that the undercover deputy posted a picture in which it said Mink responded, “beautiful”. The fake profile responded with a thank you and Mink said, “Happy Valentine’s Day.” The fake profile told Mink she was in 9th grade and was almost 15 years old.

According to Detective Weis that didn’t stop Mink from pursuing.

“There was even talk about possibly meeting and what I would be willing to do sexually, the undercover profile will be willing to do sexually. He solicited pictures then he sent a picture of himself,” said Weis.

The affidavit went on and said he sent a full body picture to the fake profile including showing his genitals.

Deputies said they were immediately able to get a warrant out for his arrest.

“When you have someone out there preying on kids actively it becomes a huge priority,” said Weis.

Weis said because he was so far away, they were unable to immediately get him, but are glad that Poteau Police got him off the streets.

“I love being able to put my head on the pillow knowing that that guy will never have access to kids again,” said Weis.

Mink faces charges of using technology to engage in sexual communication with a minor, indecent exposure to a child and lewd or indecent proposal to a child.

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