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Prosecutors: Ann Arbor man used social media to lure young girls, coerce them into sexual acts

Mother of girl alerted authorities

Prosecutors say an Ann Arbor man used social media to lure young girls.
Prosecutors say an Ann Arbor man used social media to lure young girls.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An Ann Arbor man is facing charges, accused of luring young girls on social media and coercing them into performing sexual acts when they met.

Alec Stubbs, 23, appeared in a Wayne County courtroom for arraignment on Thursday. Prosecutors said he was caught by undercover sheriff’s deputies.

A young girl’s mother tipped off the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office after she said she saw a conversation between Stubbs and her daughter on Tik Tok.

The department then started an undercover investigation using Snapchat.

“Someone was soliciting her child to be part of these lewd acts,” said Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington.

Washington said Stubbs may have had previous interactions with other minors.

Stubbs is accused of engaging in graphic communication with a minor and luring juveniles to his house through social media apps. Officials believe that he would give the minor’s marijuana and coerce them into engaging in sexual acts.

“One of our undercover officers made contact with the subject on Snapchat, posing as a 15-year-old,” Washington said.

The conversation between the two was said to be extremely inappropriate.

The department is asking for parents to monitor their children’s devices.

“There are so many children on these sites and especially with school being out, they’re on the communication devices all the time,” Washington said.

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