Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Internet Predator from Evans

An Evans man has been charged with using MySpace to solicit sexual intercourse from an underage girl.

Joshua David Taylor, 21, of Evans,
was arrested last week in an Internet Predator case investigated by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect is accused of soliciting sex from a girl identifying herself as a 14-year-old girl. Mr. Taylor went on to arrange a meeting with the girl for the purpose of sexual intercourse. Before a meeting could take place, the case came to the attention of the Aiken County Sheriffs Office, and a request to MySpace produced information leading to the suspect.

Mr. Taylor was arrested for criminal solicitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

A search warrant was executed at the man's home by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and resulted in the seizure of three computers, including a desktop unit and two laptops.

The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney Generals Office. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is a member of the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

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