An Omaha accountant accused of exchanging more than 1,000 sexually charged text messages and emails with two middle school students was released on bail Thursday.
Prosecutors allege that Clarence "Fred" Weber, 43, asked a 14-year-old girl about her sexual experience and whether she shaved her genital area.
He requested a photo of her in a thong, according to a protection order request.
The text message stated: "Can I please still get ur thong pics," followed by a smiley face emoticon.
Weber offered to send a 13-year-old girl a naked picture of himself so she could "see what the real thing was all about," prosecutors said.
Weber, who lives near Zorinsky Lake in southwest Omaha, is charged with two counts of enticing a child with an electronic device. Prosecutors said he knew the girls through a family member.
A Douglas County Court judge set Weber's bail at 10 percent of $20,000. He was released after paying $2,000.
Weber has no prior criminal record.
James Martin Davis, Weber's lawyer, said his client is a partner at Hayes and Associates, an Omaha accounting firm. He is married with two children. His brother and sister-in-law attended the court hearing.
Davis said the messages contained lewd and lascivious language but did not rise to the level of the felony charge against his client.
A protection order filed against Weber by the father of the 14-year-old girl was granted Wednesday, one day after Weber was arrested.
In the protection order petition, the girl's father includes the dates and content of several alleged texts and emails from Weber.
He accused Weber of having electronic conversations with his daughter about sex acts, masturbation and Weber's past sexual encounters. The father also alleges that Weber gave his daughter gifts and used aliases to interact with the girl for about four months.
Weber's next court hearing is set for next month.
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