Snyder charged with luring minor by computer

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Troy Michael Snyder

Troy Michael Snyder has been charged with luring minors by computer, a Class B felony.

Snyder, 38, of Arlington, Texas, was also charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver - meth, also a Class B felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia - meth, a Class A misdemeanor.

According to the criminal complaint, Snyder used a computer or electronic device to initiate or engage in communication that "implicitly or explicitly discussed or depicted" sexual acts, sexual contact, or other sexual performances with a person he believed to be a minor.

Specifically, Snyder "suggested or requested that the 14-year-old recipient engage in sexual acts and/or sexual contact with him."

The criminal complaint also alleges Snyder was found with a quantity of methamphetamine in his vehicle that he intended to deliver, and that a glass smoking device with residue, commonly used to inhale methamphetamine, was also found in his vehicle.


Two others charges, possession of controlled substance - meth, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, both Class A misdemeanors, were dismissed.

In North Dakota, a Class B felony carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine.

A Class A misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 360 days in jail and $3,000 in fines.

Snyder was given $100,000 cash bond with 10 percent surety.

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