Police arrest man for criminal solicitation of a minor

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - The Mount Pleasant Police Department has arrested a 29-year-old man for criminal solicitation of a minor.

Randy David Bell of Little River was arrested on Monday by authorities for engaging in online conversations of a sexual nature with a person believed to be a minor, who was actually an undercover officer with the police department.

Bell was arrested by the Mount Pleasant Police Department with assistance from the Horry County Sheriffs' Office and the Myrtle Beach Police Department .

The suspect is charged with two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor with each count a felony offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment. Bell is being held on $100,000 bond.

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