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AG's office: 201st internet predator arrested by Charleston police

Stewart. (Source: Berkeley County Sheriff's Office) Stewart. (Source: Berkeley County Sheriff's Office)

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - Attorney General Henry McMaster announced Friday that his internet predator task force had arrested its 201st offender.

Boyd Randall Stewart, 46, of Travelers Rest, was arrested on Nov. 18, 2010, in an Internet Predator sting conducted by the City of Charleston Police Department. The City of Charleston Police Department is a member of the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Stewart was arrested on one count of criminal solicitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable to 10 years imprisonment.

Arrest warrants allege that beginning Aug. 10, Stewart solicited sex on the Internet from an individual he believed to be a minor girl. In reality, he was soliciting sex from an undercover Charleston police officer.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, the City of Greenville Police Department, and the City of Travelers Rest Police Department -- also Task Force members -- assisted in the case.

This is the 201st arrest for the Task Force.

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