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Illinois man arrested for sexual exploitation
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An Illinois man has been arrested and extradited to Newton County on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and distributing obscene materials.

Richard Randall Fletcher, 55, first came on the radar of an undercover investigator with the Newton County Sheriff's Office after he allegedly made contact with someone he thought was a 13-year-old female in June 2011.

Fletcher sent several explicit pictures of an adult male's genitalia to the investigator posing as the teenage girl, according to NCSO Lt. Tyrone Oliver.

With the assistance of the state police in Illinois, Fletcher was brought to Newton County and booked into the Newton County Detention Center Monday morning.