Webster man allegedly uses Whisper app to meet up with teen

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - A Webster man has been arrested after allegedly making inappropriate contact with a 15-year-old girl using the Whisper app. 

Deputies say 41-year-old Jason Korts contacted the girl using the app and met with her in person on August 16. Police say Korts drove from Webster to Livingston County to meet with her.

The girl went with Kort in his vehicle, and upon their return, were discovered by her parents. Her parents then contacted the police.

Investigators were able to intervene and set up a second meeting in the Town of York on Wednesday. Police posed as the 15-year-old victim on the app, sending messages back and forth to Korts until his arrest. When Korts showed up to the meeting on Wednesday, he was arrested by deputies.

During an investigation, it was discovered that Kort allegedly asked the girl to perform oral sex on him. Court documents also show that Korts' phone had naked photos exposing himself, that had been sent to the girl along with explicit messages. 

Korts is charged with two felony counts of attempted disseminating indecent material to a minor and endangering the welfare of a child. 

He is scheduled to be back in court Monday afternoon for a preliminary hearing.

Police urge parents to check their children's phones, and not just the messages. New apps, like Whisper, allow messages to be sent to anyone. 


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