HB man faces obscenity charges

A Holmes Beach man faces 13 felony charges in DeSoto County in connection with a telecommunications sting operation.

Ronald Littlehale, 64, was arrested several weeks ago in Manatee County on a DeSoto County warrant.

He faces three felony charges of obscene communication/use of computer service to seduce. He also faces 10 felony charges of transmission of material harmful to minors.

Investigators with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office allege that Littlehale had illegal, sexual communications via the Internet with someone he believed to be 13 years old.

Littlehale, who was released on bail, was scheduled for arraignment in DeSoto County on Nov. 29.

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