DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The North Carolina man accused of soliciting a minor in South Carolina is being sentenced Tuesday, officials say.
The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office arrested 38-year-old Robert Lee Watson of Hamlet, NC in July of 2014.
Authorities say Watson communicated electronically with a child in South Carolina from June 29 through July 10, 2014. According to court records, the communication involved more than 2,000 text and picture messages with many of them sexual in nature.
On July 29 of last year, law enforcement in North Carolina executed a search warrant at Watson's home and arrested him.
Watson was charged with one count of criminal sexual solicitation of a minor, nine counts of dissemination of obscene material to a minor and sex offender registry status.
The case is being prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office in St. George.