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Mississippi Man Wanted For Sexting 16-Year-Old

Warrant issued for man who allegedly sent Hillsborough teen videos, images.

Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano filed an arrest warrant for Thomas Pumphrey of Hernando, Miss., charging him with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Credit: John Patten
Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano filed an arrest warrant for Thomas Pumphrey of Hernando, Miss., charging him with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Credit: John Patten
Written by Michael Deak

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 55-year-old Mississippi man who is charged with sending lewd images of himself to a 14-year-old girl in Hillsborough.

Thomas Pumphrey of Hernando, Miss., has been charged by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office with second-degree attempted sexual assault, third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed on Friday in Superior Court, Pumphrey communicated with the Hillsborough girl by smartphone from Feb. 1 to Aug. 12.

During that time, Pumphrey engaged in graphic sexual conversations in which he instructed her to masturbate, the affidavit said.

Pumphrey also sent videos of him masturbating and other pornographic images, the affidavit said.

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