STEARNS COUNTY -- A Proctor, Minnesota man is facing three felony charges after allegedly soliciting an undercover St. Cloud Police Investigator.

Police officials say 28-year-old Joseph Farley logged onto an online chat room and began a sexual conversation with what he thought was a 15-year-old girl. Farley exchanged text messages and pictures on two separate occasions in July.

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Investigators used a search warrant to find electronic devices at the man’s home.

He has been charged in Stearns County Court with three counts of felony electronic communication and solicitation of a child.

Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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