SC's web crimes task force nabs Greenville internet predator

GREENVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A Greenville man Friday was arrested in an internet predator sting conducted by Greenville police, the Attorney General's office announced.

John Patrick Greer, 44, was arrested and charged with criminal solicitation of a minor, a felony offense that is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor, a charge that carries a 20-year prison sentence.

According to arrest warrants, on July 29, Greer solicited sex on the internet from someone he believed to be a minor girl. However, he was soliciting sex from an undercover Greenville Police officer.

Greer arranged a meeting with the decoy for sex in Greenville and was arrested when he showed up at the agreed upon location.

Greer was given a bond of $20,000 and placed into the custody of the Greenville County Detention Center.

The City of Greenville Police Department is a member of the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, also a Task Force member, assisted in the case.

This arrest marks the 195th arrest for the Task Force.

The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office.

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