The following is a press release from the Nebraska State Patrol:
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit, working with the Beatrice Police Department, arrested a Brady, Nebraska man on felony charges of Enticement by Electronic Communication Device and Sexual Assault by Use of an Electronic Communication Device.
During a month long investigation, beginning in June, 33-year-old Darin Messersmith, of rural Brady, had sexually explicit chats with Investigators from both the Nebraska State Patrol and Beatrice Police Department, posing as underage individuals. During the chats, Messersmith pleasured himself on his webcam and solicited and enticed investigators to engage in sexual penetration.
Messersmith was arrested Thursday, July 16, 2009, at his place of work in Gothenburg, Nebraska. He was lodged in the Lancaster County Jail on the above charges. He was also arrested on a Gage County warrant for Sexual Assault by Use of an Electronic Communication Device.