No criminal charges for former deputy in Facebook video accused of trying to meet teen

Sheriff's office says Ryan Parker won't be charged because he wasn't caught in a police operation and there wasn't a real victim (Parents Against Predators Nationwide)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A former Hamilton County sheriff's deputy will not face charges for allegedly sending naked pictures and trying to meet what he thought was a teen girl for sex. Ryan Parker was caught by members of a Facebook group called Parents Against Predators Nationwide.

Members of the group confronted Parker live on Facebook. They say Parker started chatting with a decoy out of Pennsylvania but allegedly thought he was sending explicit messages to a 15-year-old.

The group set up a meeting between Parker at a Clermont County apartment where they confronted him.

Parker resigned from the department because of the video and the sheriff's office is doing an internal investigation.

However, Parker won't be charged with importuning because the people who set up the sting aren't with police and there wasn't a real victim, according to the sheriff's office.

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