Flemming Ryland, 42, was arrested after police say he tried to solicit who he thought was a 14-year-old girl in Granger — but was actually a decoy profile created by civilian group Predator Catchers Incorporated - Indianapolis.
That is according to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office, who say police received a report on September 20 of an adult attempting to meet a minor at a restaurant in the 12000 block of S.R. 23 in Granger. Police say after arresting Flemming he admitted he went the the restaurant with hopes of meeting a 14-year-old girl and engaging in sexual acts with her.
Police say they obtained recordings of phone conversations Ryland exchanged with who he thought was the girl -- who, again, was made up by Predator Catchers -- and he sent her explicit messages and photographs.
According to police, during one phone call Ryland can be heard saying, “You have to let me do whatever I want to you, and you have to like it, even if it hurts, you have to like it, do you promise?”
Read the full probable cause document here.
According to a news release from the prosecutor's office, Ryland "was formally charged with four Criminal Counts: Count I: Child Solicitation, a Level 4 felony; Count II: Attempted Vicarious Sexual Gratification, a Level 5 felony; Count III: Attempted Sexual Misconduct With a Minor, a Level 4 felony; and Count IV: Dissemination of Matter Harmful to Minors, a Level 6 felony."