MOSELLE, MS (WDAM) - A Moselle man is behind bars facing sexual cyber stalking charges after allegedly luring a child for sexual purposes.
Morris made his initial appearance in court Friday where a judge set his bond at $10,000.
Christifer Morris, 25, turned himself in to Petal Police on Thursday after a felony warrant was issued for his arrest.
According to Petal Police Detective Sgt. Sammy Ray, Morris is charged with one count of sexual cyber stalking.
"Morris contacted his victim via Facebook and while doing so, sent inappropriate pictures of himself to the victim," said Ray. "This is just another reason we encourage parents to monitor the activity if their child has access to any media devices and to place restrictions on what they are able to view as well as access."
Morris was booked into the Forrest County Jail and he will have his initial appearance later this afternoon.
With this arrest, Petal Police are urging parents to use caution when their kids have access to the internet.
"This can also happen, even if it is unwarranted by your child, by one click of a mouse by simply doing your internet search, it can happen at any point in time and only takes a matter of seconds for it to take place," said Petal Police Det. Sgt. Sammy Ray.
Ray added having a presence while your child is on social media is important.
"Monitor your children's media devices and be aware of any content that they are possibly viewing, have access to all passwords and possibly view the content that they have viewed any point in time if necessary," said Ray.
Another tip is to frequently change passwords and speak to your children about the dangers.
"Kids that do have access to any type of media device, just be aware of the content that they are viewing, have access to their computers, have your passwords protected and at any time view any content that they have viewed on their media devices," said Ray.
Threats and dangers can come on multiple platforms, not just a computer, and not just in the home.
"That could be a phone, their computers, a lot of homework is done on computers now and almost everyone has access to some type of media device," said Ray. "If you do have a threat or concern, contact your local law enforcement agency."