Jasper Man Charged With Making Numerous ‘Inappropriate FaceTime’ Calls To Minor

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Jasper (NNDC) – A Jasper man turned himself into the Jasper Police Department Wednesday after a warrant for his arrest for disseminating matter harmful to minors.

26-year old Weston Rust of Jasper is charged with two Level 6 felony counts of disseminating material harmful to minors.

Court documents show JPD began an investigation back on April 19th after it was notified by Jasper High School’s resource officer, who is also a JPD patrolman, that two female students, ages 14 and 15,  had received inappropriate images on their cellphones via “FaceTime” from the same number.

One of the two girls told the officer the ‘nude caller’ was exposing himself.  She says the man kept calling her number even after he was asked to stop.

The other girl says she received multiple calls from a male who was touching himself.  According to court documents, the calls to her also continued after she advised the caller to stop.

One of the girls says she received a total of 34 calls before blocking the number.

Police say their investigation led them a TracPhone issued to Rust.

JPD says during an interview with Rust on April 26th after he turned himself in that same day, Rust reported told officers he did not remember anything from April 19th.

Police say during the interview, Rust said he remembered snorting methamphetamine.  He also said he lost his cellphone.  He also told JPD he did not know the two females nor how he got their phone numbers.

Court documents also show that when he was shown screen shot pictures from the JPD investigation, Rust told officers it was him as being the male exposing himself.  He was taken into custody.

After being taken into custody, police filed a notice of intent in Dubois Circuit Court to seek what is called an habitual

Rust was convicted in 2013 of dealing in a Schedule I controlled substance in Dubois County.  He was also convicted 2016 in Dubois Circuit Court of battery against a public safety official and he was also convicted in 2016 for failing to return to lawful detention.

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