WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A West Lafayette man faces a charge of child solicitation after he admitted to sending sexual messages to a minor.
According to court documents, a girl under 15-years-old told police Joseph Earl Fife, 32, sent her sexual messages over a social media app. The messages show Fife asked the girl to perform oral sex on him, and engage in other sex acts, according to prosecutors.
The girl told investigators she asked Fife to stop messaging her. Fife admitted to sending the messages and wanting to have sex with the girl, prosecutors said.
Fife has been charged with one felony count of child solicitation. As of Tuesday, records show he is currently in the Tippecanoe County Jail.