CHECK UP ON YOUR KIDS …
Detectives in Charleston County, S.C. have arrested a 24-year-old man and charged him with a host of offenses in connection with his online solicitation of a 14-year-old girl.
According to Charleston County sheriff’s department officials, Paul Thomas Capo III of North Charleston, S.C. has been charged with the following crimes: Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, assault and battery (second degree), sexual exploitation of a minor (first and second degree), criminal sexual conduct with a minor (third degree), and distributing a controlled substance to a person under eighteen years of age.
“An investigation determined that Capo communicated with a 14-year old juvenile through an online chat application,” a release stated. “Capo picked the juvenile up from her residence and took her to an apartment in West Ashley.”
According to investigators, “Capo knew the juvenile was 14 years old and discussed her age with the victim prior to meeting her in person.”
This arrest was made in association with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) division of the S.C. attorney general’s office – a program this website has previously praised for its work.
The obvious object lesson here?
Keep a close eye on what your children are up to online …
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