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PD: 28-year-old man arrested for sending nude photos to 16-year-old girl

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 16:07:47-05

COTTONWOOD — A 28-year-old man was arrested January 31 for sending nude photos to a 16-year-old girl.

According to Cottonwood police, the 16-year-old girl informed her School Safety Officer that she'd received "unsolicited and innappropriate" pictures and messages from Joshua Louis Hillyard, who knew the victim from an outreach program in which he was a mentor.

The teenage girl told police Hillyard sent photos of his privates to her because he has a "Fun Size" tattoo on it.

Police say Hillyard told them he knew the girl's age but thought the age of consent in Arizona was 16 "because that is the law in Montana."

Cottonwood police say Hillyard was on probation in Montana and Wyoming, but had his probation transferred to Arizona.

He is on probation for burglary, fraud, and sale of dangerous drugs.

Hillyard has been booked into the Yavapai County Detention Center on one count of "furnishing harmful materials to a minor."