Authorities say a Batesville man has been arrested after sharing explicit messages with a teenager.

Jonesboro police were advised that a 15-year-old female had been sending and receiving sexually explicit messages.

The report stated the girl had numerous contacts in her phone that were thought to be adult men she had been communicating with.

Authorities identified one of the men as Pierre Pertiller, age 37, of Batesville.

Authorities report that in early December the girl was removed from school, and her school-issued iPad was confiscated.

The teenager was interviewed by the Crimes Against Children Division and stated she had contact with Pertiller in the past.

She said she had also been communicating with him through various means.
The affidavit states the girl told CACD that Pertiller knew she was not an adult.

A search warrant was issued for her phone, and the detective found messages between the girl and a contact in her phone by the name of “Phone Babys” according to authorities.

The girl admitted that was the contact for Pertiller.

The affidavit states that Pertiller sent the girl screenshots of people performing various sexual acts.

Officials also said there were nude photos and videos of the juvenile.

After obtaining a warrant for the school-issued iPad, a detective found documents containing the suspects name and a photo thought to be him.

Pertiller is being held in the Craighead County Detention Center on Computer Child Pornography with a bond of $75,000