Man charged with making advances to 11-year-old

Feb. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

A Sanford man was arrested Thursday in the Tramway area and charged with several crimes related to child pornography and online sexual communications with a child, according to authorities.

Michael Ray Norris, 20, of the 3200 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, was charged with felony third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and felony soliciting a child by computer, as well as communicating threats, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies had received a report Wednesday that Norris allegedly had made inappropriate advances online toward a child. They executed a search warrant on his house Thursday and reportedly seized several laptop computers, tablets and cell phones.

“Investigators located child pornography and evidence that Norris had indeed made sexual advances to an 11-year-old child,” the arrest report states.

Norris was held under $30,000 secured bond.