CCSO catches alleged predator in undercover operation

CCSO catches alleged predator in undercover operation

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says an undercover operation led to the arrest of a 22-year-old man on child sex charges.

Authorities charged Jared William Mole of West Ashley with second-degree attempted criminal sexual conduct, first-degree attempted sexual exploitation and criminal solicitation of a minor.

According to an affidavit, Mole started a sexual conversation online with a detective posing as a 14-year-old female.

Mole and the persona planned to meet Tuesday, when the persona's "mother" would be away from home.

As recently as Tuesday, Mole detailed the sexual acts he was looking forward to performing with the person he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.

He was taken into custody when he went to their agreed upon location at 10:00 that night.

The affidavit says Mole confessed to making plans to have sex with a girl he believed to be 14 years old.

Mole was locked up at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

He is set to have a bond hearing Thursday.

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