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Woman finds naked photos of youth pastor on child's cellphone

Posted: 2:48 PM, Dec 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-08 22:48:43Z

A woman in Florida recently used a parental control option on her 11-year-old son's cellphone to find nude photos allegedly sent by a North Carolina youth pastor, WFTV -TV reported. 

According to the report, 30-year-old Tyler Sinkus Smither is being charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child. Smither was arrested on Dec. 2 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was released the next day on a $100,000 bond.

The woman traced Smither by typing his phone number into Facebook. She then contacted authorities. 

According to the Wilmington  StarNews , Smither's employment was terminated by the Harbor United Methodist Church the same day he was arrested. The paper also reported that he volunteered at a local middle school, but was under staff supervision the entire time. 

The sheriff's office believes the two first talked through the "Omegle" app. The two also used Skype to communicate.