Sexting sex offender: ‘It’s the meth’
seattlepi.com, March 3, 2014
An Auburn man convicted late last year of a nearly identical offense is again accused of sending sexually explicit messages to a teen girl.
King County prosecutors contend Andrew G. Caffroy returned to “sexting” with teen girls almost immediately after he was released from jail after serving a six-month jail term for the same behavior. Caffroy, 29, is now alleged to have asked a 16-year-old girl to send him “naughty photos.”
Writing the court, a King County Sheriff’s Office detective said Coffroy offered a novel excuse for the unwanted sexually explicit text messages – methamphetamine.
“It’s the meth,” Coffroy is alleged to have told investigators following his Feb. 24 arrest. “I’m OK when I smoke it, but when I inject it, I can’t control myself.”
Coffroy was convicted in October of two misdemeanor sex offenses stemming from text messages he sent a 14-year-old girl whose phone number he obtained through Facebook.
In that case, Coffroy asked the girl to have sex with him and sent her photos of his penis, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Carla Carlstrom said in court papers. The girl was a stranger to Caffroy.
Ordered not to have contact with girls or use social media, Coffroy is alleged to have started sexting teens shortly after he was released from jail in January.
Contacted by the 16-year-old girl’s mother, investigators were told Coffroy previously sent the girl links to pornography websites. The girl said Coffroy started sending her text messages again in mid-February.
“I know that we have a big age gap but I like younger girls,” Coffroy said in one, according to charging papers. “What will it take to get a shot at you? By the way do you want to exchange naughty photos.”
Though Coffroy offered a fake name, the girl saw that the number used belonged to him, the detective said in court papers.
Confronted by deputies, Coffroy is alleged to have admitted sending messages to the girl.
Coffroy has been charged with one count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. Due to his earlier convictions for the same offense, the charge is a felony. He is currently jailed on $100,000 bail.