Mason County sheriff's deputies arrested Kevin D. Schultz after an alarmed mother called police to report she had found sexually explicit language and photos on her 11-year-old daughter's cell phone.
The mother said Schultz, who she knew from church, had sent her daughter revealing photos of himself. He also asked the girl to send sexual photos of herself, which deputies say she did.
Schultz went before a Mason County judge on Monday afternoon on suspicion of child exploitation and possession of child pornography. The judge set bail at $50,000.
Deputies say the investigation is ongoing.