Summerville man arrested in internet predator sting

Photo source: Charleston County Detention Center
Photo source: Charleston County Detention Center

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A Summerville man was arrested Dec. 4 in an internet predator sting, officials from the Attorney General's office announced Wednesday.

Jeremy T. Dakin, 34, of 808 N. Palmetto St. in Summerville, was arrested in a 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 (ICAC) Task Force.

Dakin was arrested on two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor and one count of attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor. If convicted, Dakin could face as many as 40 years in prison.

Arrest warrants allege that beginning Dec. 1, 2010, Dakin 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. Dakin arranged to meet the "girl" for sex at a predetermined location in Charleston. He was arrested upon his arrival at that location.

Dakin has been assigned a $175,000 bond.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office assisted in the case.

This case marks the 202nd arrest for the Task Force. The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office.

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