Man jailed for child solicitation

Published 8:40pm Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A man from Seminole, Ala. found himself behind bars last week after officers with the Poarch Tribal Police took him into custody on charges of soliciting a child.

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Kenneth Wayne McGhee, Jr., 36, was arrested after Tribal Police conducted an undercover investigation and concluded McGhee was attempting to solicit a child and was disseminating obscene materials via a social media web site, according to a release.

McGhee was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 18 and transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton, where he was later released on $25,000 bond.

Officer Doyle “Butch” Lee, an investigator with the Poarch Tribal Police, said the investigation into McGhee’s alleged activities is ongoing, but added the original investigation involved officers posing online as children.

“This type of investigation is routine in the detection of such offenses and are often conducted by undercover operatives or law enforcement whom the offender believes to be a child as defined by Alabama Law,” Lee said.

Lee added the case is still pending further investigation and information on the continuation of this case is being withheld pending completion.

McGhee was charged with electronic solicitation of a child and distribution of obscene materials to minors.

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