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CROWN POINT — Authorities allege a 35-year-old Dyer man attempted to purchase underage girls last year through a social media account.

George E. Ambroz was charged Thursday in Lake Criminal Court with child solicitation, possession of child pornography and obscene performance.

A Dyer police detective contacted the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force in May regarding disturbing messages allegedly posted to Twitter by Ambroz, court records state.

“If I give you 300 k cash, will you sell me your 7-year-old daughter? Contact me, if so,” Ambroz allegedly wrote in one message dated July 24, 2017.

Ambroz allegedly posted several other sexually explicit messages on Twitter regarding underage girls, stating in one message, “I have sexually assaulted someone much younger than me,” records state.

On July 10, he allegedly wrote, "I work for the railroad, butcher and welder. Therefore, I have the right to be angry, drunken, drugged, violent temper and a rapist. I have the right to rape, just because I work for the railroad.”

Police visited Ambroz on July 10 at his home in the 2800 block of Edgewood Drive and questioned him about the obscene messages. He allegedly admitted he wrote the messages, but he asked why they were a problem. Ambroz then was arrested on a charge of child solicitation.

Police allege Ambroz posted a photo July 2 to Twitter of an underage girl engaging in sexual acts.

Ambroz, who is jailed on a $70,000 surety bond, made an initial court appearance Friday, court records state. Records do not indicate when he is next scheduled for court.

The previous version of this story incorrectly reported the amount George Ambroz offered for an underage girl on Twitter. The correct amount was $300,000. The Times regrets this error.

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Courts and social justice reporter

Steve covers Lake County courts and social justice issues for The Times. The UW-Milwaukee graduate joined The Times in 2016 after reporting on criminal justice in New Mexico and Wisconsin.