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Attention Grown Ups: "Sexting" 13-year-olds a Bad Idea. Prescott Man Gets Probation For Doing Exactly That

A Prescott man has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to sending naked pictures of himself to a 13-year-old girl.

Mathew James Noble, 27, accepted a plea deal that dropped more serious charges against him, but he pled guilty to attempted aggravated luring of a minor for sexual exploitation. He's been sentenced to 10 years probation.

The victims mother called police last June after she found nude photos of a grown man on her 13-year-old daughter's cell phone.


Police identified the naked man in the photos as Noble, who lives in the same apartment complex as the victim and her mother.

Cops soon tracked down Noble who admitted to sending the nude photos to the girl.

Noble told police he had no idea who the girl was or how old she happened to be.

His explanation for sending naked pictures of himself to a 13-year-old: he may have overheard a conversation where someone mentioned her number.

If that's the case, we wonder what Noble's plan was if that phone number he randomly overheard in conversation turned out to belong to a 300-pound ex-con and not a 13-year-old girl who just so happens to live in his apartment complex.

Noble's story also seems quite a stretch considering the 13-year-old returned the favor -- police say the victim sent Noble naked pictures of her, as well.

If probation seems like a slap on the wrist, not to worry: the judge reportedly told Noble that if he violates his probation he'll be sent to prison for 15 years.

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