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Etowah County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday July 24th, 2018 :: 10:26 a.m. CDT


Electronic Solicitation of a Child Arrest

(Etowah County, Alabama) An Altoona man has been arrested in connection to electronic solicitation of a child, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin.

“Peter Steven Ellis, 18, of Altoona, was arrested on July 20, and charged electronic solicitation of a child, which is a felony,” investigator Brandi Fuller said.

Ellis allegedly sent sexually explicit messages to an 11 year-old female via text (sexting) over the period of several months. A family member saw the text messages, from Ellis to the 11 year-old female, and called 9-1-1.

Ellis was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center on $10,000 cash bond.


Etowah County Sheriff's Office
827 Forrest Ave
Gadsden, AL 35901

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