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Amish Man Willard Yoder Arrested For Sexting 12-Year-Old Girl

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First Posted: 06/21/11 05:12 PM ET Updated: 08/21/11 06:12 AM ET

Is it fair to say sexting is out of control when even the Amish can't keep it in their phones?

The Smoking Gun reports that a 21-year-old Amish man was arrested last week during an undercover sting operation when he tried to meet with a 12-year-old girl.

Willard Yoder arrived to a Milroy, Indiana restaurant via horse and buggy and was arrested for sending nearly 600 sexts, nude photos and explicit videos to the girl he planned to meet, per ABC News.

Yoder apparently did not know the girl and contacted her "by chance," but according to the Connersville Police Department report, Yoder believed the girl to be 13-years-old, thought they would have sex, and repeatedly asked for nude photos.

Det. Craig Pennington told ABC News, "He just punched a number, hoping for a reply. If that is true, that's kind of scary because I'm sure that's not the first time that ever happened."

Yoder is facing four felony charges for allegedly soliciting sex from an underage girl, reports The Smoking Gun who have a mug shot of the accused, as well as the full police report.

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Filed by Stephanie Marcus  |