William Puckett

A Rush Springs man is facing charges of lewd/indecent proposals to a child after allegedly sexting a teen. 

William Puckett, 45, of Rush Springs began texting the victim, who was under the age of 16, in January, according to an incident report. Puckett allegedly began sending texts of a sexual nature indicating that he wanted to perform sexual acts on the victim. 

"[The victim] asked Puckett why he was going for such a younger girl and Puckett told her she was not the first young girl he has ever been with," the report said. 

When Rush Springs Police made contact with Puckett, he allegedly admitted to sending texts of a sexual nature to the victim as well as touching the victim inappropriately. 

Puckett allegedly told authorities he knew the victim was under the age of 16. 

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