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      NC man arrested for soliciting Dorchester County child online

      {}DORCHESTER, S.C. (WCIV) -- Dorchester County Sheriff's deputies helped to reach across state lines and catch an alleged predator.According to officials with the South Carolina Attorney General's office, 41-year-old Robert Lee Watson of Hamlet, NC is charged with criminal solicitation of a minor and nine counts of dissemination of obscene material to a minor.Officials said that from June 29 through July 10, Watson "communicated electronically with a minor victim, involving more than 2,000 text and picture messages, with many of them sexual in nature."The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, a member of the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, was responsible for the arrest.Based on their search warrant, law enforcement officials in North Carolina were able to search Watson's home and arrest him there on July 29.Watson will be extradited to South Carolina and could face up to 10 years in prison and registration as a sex offender. The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office.
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