Buffalo man arrested for enticing a minor with naked pictures

Posted at 4:22 PM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 16:24:05-04

A Buffalo man was arrested for enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

On Friday, Brett Schultz, 37, sent a message online to who he believed was a 14- or 15-year-old high school girl, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Cantil. The person on the other side was actually an undercover law enforcement officer.

According to Cantil, the following conversation took place online between Schultz and the undercover officer:

Schultz: "You like older men?"

Undercover Officer: "Hi, yes I do ;-)"

S: "Nice well ill spoil you if your a good girl to me."

S: "So how old are you really?"

UO: "Ru gonna be mad? I'm not 18 yet. I'm almost 16 tho."

S: "I'm not mad just don't want trouble."

Schultz sent the undercover officer a naked picture of himself in a text message and asked for sexual pictures in return, according to officials.

On Saturday, Schultz sent three more naked pictures and again asked for pictures in return, according to Cantil. Officials say later in the day Schultz and the undercover officer made plans to meet the following day. During this conversation, the undercover officer asked "our secret right?" to which Schultz replied, "Yes I don't want to go to jail i have a son a house and a life."

On Sunday, officials say Schultz pulled into the parking lot of a local coffee shop around 7:10 p.m. Schultz was arrested by special agents with Homeland Security investigations, according to Cantil.

The U.S. Attorney's office says Schultz was ordered detained after his detention hearing Tuesday.

Acting U.S. Attorney James Kennedy says Schultz was charged with enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, attempted enticement of a minor, and transferring obscene matter to a minor.

The charges have a mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison up to a maximum sentence of life in prison.