Albuquerque man arrested for child solicitation

CNJ staff

Police said a 35-year-old Albuquerque man was arrested Saturday when he showed up at what he believed to be the home of an 11-year-old girl he had arranged to meet.

Kevin Dwyer is being held at the Curry County jail on two felony counts of child solicitation by electronic communication device, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office.

Dwyer traveled to Clovis from Albuquerque and was ringing the doorbell of a “decoy house” when waiting investigators arrested him, the release said.

At the time of his arrest, the release said he was found with a digital camera in his pocket he told investigators he had planned to photograph the girl.

Police said on Wednesday, Dwyer began chatting online with undercover investigators posing as the girl, He sent nude photos of himself and solicited what he thought was a young girl to engage in sexual activity, the release said.

Assisting in the case, the Albuquerque police department conducted a search at Dwyer’s residence and seized a computer, hard drive and child pornography photos, the release said.