AIKEN, S.C. (WCSC) - A man was arrested Feb. 18 after the state's internet crimes task force showed he solicited sex with a minor through a social media website in January.
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, with the help of the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, arrested Joshua David Taylor, 21, of Evans, Georgia, and charged him with criminal solicitation of a minor. The offense is punishable by up to ten years in prison.
According to the warrant for Taylor's arrest, the suspect used MySpace to solicit sexual intercourse from a girl that claimed to be 14 years old. Taylor arranged a meeting with the girl, said the warrant. Before the meeting happened, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office became aware of the events and requested that MySpace release identifying information of the suspect.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office searched Taylor's home and seized a desktop computer and two laptops. Taylor's bond was set at $5,000.
The arrest marks the ICAC Task Force's 185th arrest.
The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office.