Sex offender arrested for sexual exploitation of minor
COLUMBIA — A sex offender registered because of a conviction for possessing child pornography in North Carolina ten years ago has been arrested again. And guess what he was arrested again for?
If you said possessing child pornography, you are correct.
Thirty-six year old Robert Wayne Linton, Jr. of 1717 Crestview Ave was arrested on May 16 after the United States Postal Service initiated an investigation into the distribution of child pornography.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, participated in executing a search warrant at Mr. Linton's residence. A search of Mr. Linton's computer revealed child pornography, authorities said.
Mr. Linton is charged with nine counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor. If convicted, he faces up to ten years imprisonment on each count - which could wound up being a life sentence if he is convicted on even six of the nine charges. [WIS News 10]
Effingham County man jailed for raping four-year-old girl
SPRINGFIELD, GA — A man is in jail after he was arrested Thursday.
The man is a registered sex offender and was previously convicted for child molestation in Statesboro in 2006. He was on probation from those charges.
"It is one of those things where it is a pretty despicable crime. The things he did to this child is something I can't really talk about here on TV. Like I said, this guy is apparently a repeat offender now. He has done this before. He molested a child in Bulloch County several years ago. He is on probation. He is a registered sex offender," said David Ehsanipoor, Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
Robert Hart, age unknown, was arrested and charged with aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy and cruelty to children in the first degree. [WTOC]
Raleigh cops seek serial larcenist stealing women's wallets all over Wake County
RALEIGH — Police are on the lookout for a serial larcenist who has been stealing women's wallets from April 22 to May 22.
The man is black, bald, of medium height and weight and in his early 40s. He typically wears business attire.
Authorities say the man uses credit and debit cards he has stolen to make purchases Target and Walmart stores, as well as others.
They won't tell of how many larcenies he has committed, only that the incidents spanned between the aforementioned dates. [WRAL-DT]
Irwin County authorities seek man who attacked, robbed woman
OCILLA, GA — The Ocilla Police Department is looking for a man who they believe robbed and assaulted a woman as she was leaving work.
The woman was punched in the face and thrown to the ground at about 19:30 Monday night when she stopped to discard some trash behind the Dollar General on North Irwin Ave.
She hopes someone can help police catch her attacker who stole her wallet containing $20, credit cards and her social security card. She and police say the attack could have been worse.
The suspect is described as a black male, early to mid-thirties, roughly 5 feet 9 inches, and weighing about 160 pounds.
There is a half-thousand dollars in rewards leading to his capture. If you can help investigators, you're urged to call the Ocilla Police Department at 229-468-7494.
We will not name the woman on this blog as she was a crime victim. [WALB News 10]