6 arrested in Lincolnton online sex sting

- Six men have been arrested and charged as part of an online sex predator stings over the last two months in Lincolnton, according to police.

The operation targeted offenders who communicated with undercover detectives posing as underage girls and boys on various social media sites, according to Lincolnton police.

The six men were: 

1. Scott Philip Brule, White Male, 05/02/1967, 7539 Natalie Commons Drive, Dallas, N.C.
Solicit a Minor by a Computer for Unlawful Sexual Activity and Appearing and Disseminating Obscene Material to a Minor. 

Bond - $20,000.00 secured bond.  Date of Arrest:  November 16, 2016.
2. Roger Wayne Collins, White Male, 09/13/1963, 1128 Williams Road, Fort Mill, S.C.
Solicit a Minor by a Computer for Unlawful Sexual Activity and Appearing

Bond - $50,000.00 secured bond.  Date of Arrest:  November 3, 2016.
3. Caleb Leslie Disorda, White Male, 01/12/1988, 5139 Elmwood Court, Vale, N.C.
Solicit a Minor by a Computer for Unlawful Sexual Activity and Appearing
Bond - $30,000.00 secured bond.  Date of Arrest:  November 21, 2016.

4. Christopher William Lowe, White Male, 09/04/1974, 2211 Lake Vista Drive, Stanley, N.C. 
Solicit a Minor by a Computer for Unlawful Sexual Activity and Appearing
Bond - $ 80,000.00 secured bond.

5. James Silas Ritter, III, White Male, 12/15/1968, 5205 Creft Circle, Indian Trail, N.C.
Solicit a Minor by a Computer for Unlawful Sexual Activity and Appearing
Bond - $70,000.00 secured bond.

6. John Dixon Woods, White Male, 01/13/1965, 185 Sandlewood Lane, China Grove, N.C.
Solicit a Minor by a Computer for Unlawful Sexual Activity and Appearing
Disseminating Obscene Material to a Minor
Bond - $50,000.00 secured bond.

These arrests make a total of 21 offenders arrested in online sex predator stings by the Lincolnton Police Department in 2016 and over 40 total since the department began conducting such operations. 

jd"The goal of these operations is to protect our children," said Lt. Munday with Lincolnton Police. "This type of proactive approach will hopefully make some potential offenders think twice about setting up arrangements to meet a child."

 

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