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Registered Scottsbluff sex offender arrested after sending nude photos to 15-year-old Alliance girl

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35-year-old William Christopher Pritchard, of Scottsbluff, was arrested Sunday for allegedly sending a nude photograph to the cell phone belonging to a 15-year-old girl from Alliance.  

On April 28, 2014, the 15-year-old girl’s mother contacted the Alliance Police Department after she found text messages and a picture on her daughter's phone that were sent from a number belonging to Pritchard.

The text messages included a full-frontal nude photo of Pritchard, who is already listed on the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry.

The messages also indicated Pritchard told he girl he loved her.

The girl's mother told police she also caught Pritchard sending her daughter love notes last year, which were tuned over to the police department.

The Alliance Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol conducted an investigation that included interviewing Pritchard in his Scottsbluff home. 

Investigators searched Pritchard's cell phone and found most of the text messages and picture content had been deleted, but Pritchard admitted to sending the photograph.

A search for deleted photos also found 8 more pictures of Pritchard that depicted him fully nude.

Investigators also interviewed the 15-year-old girl who said she was texting Pritchard while she was at school, and asked him not to send any more nude photos while she was in class.

An arrest warrant was issued May 4th, and Pritchard was taken into custody.Richard is charged with enticement by electronic communication device, a Class IV Felony.

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