COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) A man who deputies believe tried to lure a young girl out to a Colorado Springs park alone is out on bond.
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El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies say 35-year-old Eric Calder tried to meet up with a 14-year-old girl after he asked her for nude photos over Instagram.
11 News asked for Calder's mug shot, but the sheriff's office told us they would not release it.
According to Calder's arrest report, when the deputies showed up to the park, Calder tried to run, jumping over fences. Deputies were still able to track him down.
The suspect's arrest report shows he direct messaged a 14-year-old girl on Instagram, eventually asking for pictures of her genitalia.
In their conversation, he mentions their ages "aren't close" but that he wanted a picture of her with her finger in her mouth, and asked if she had thong-style underwear.
Then he reportedly asked for a photo "under her clothes."
Deputies were told the two talked about going to a movie or hotel together but that he reportedly mentions they need to "be careful." They agreed to meet at a nearby park, and Eric Calder was arrested.
We did a social media search to find the Instagram account that investigators say he used to speak with the underage girl.
It appears to be deleted.
Calder is facing three felony charges. His first court appearance will be on the 17th.