Smith County man indicted on multiple sex crimes against Fairview child | Franklin HomePage


A Smith County man has been charged with multiple sex crimes against a minor in Williamson County in 2020.

45-year-old Michael Austin Defraga, of Brush Creek, was arrested on Wednesday following a Williamson County Grand Jury indictment that noticed him charged with 27 counts of exploitation of a minor by digital means, one depend of solicitation of a minor – aggravated statutory rape and one depend of sale, mortgage or exhibition of fabric to minors.

According to an affidavit filed with the Williamson County Circuit Criminal Court, the costs stem from April 2020 when Defraga allegedly had sexual conversations with an unidentified then 16-year-old woman who’s the daughter of Defraga’s ex-girlfriend.

According to these courtroom paperwork, Defraga, who’s a truck driver by commerce, had been in a six-week relationship with the sufferer’s mom and her youngsters, together with the sufferer, in Fairview.

“At a while throughout this relationship and persevering with after the break up, Defraga began Facebook messaging the minor and despatched quite a few sexual feedback together with grownup pornography and nude photos of adults,” the affidavit reads partially. “It was additionally reported that Defraga had bought sex toys and despatched them to the minor.”

That affidavit stated that when interviewed by legislation enforcement, Defraga admitted to the accusations and handed over his telephone to detectives the place they discovered proof to assist the allegations.

The investigation concerned the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and the Fairview Police Department, together with multiple child-services companies, however as a result of nature of the crimes and the age of the sufferer, no additional details about the investigation has been made public.

Defraga was booked within the Williamson County Jail and launched on a $40,000 bond. He was arraigned on the costs on Wednesday and doesn’t have a brand new courtroom date listed.

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