Georgetown man, accused of sending sexually explicit images to minor on Facebook Messenger

Grand Strand Crime

Benjamin Thompson is facing charges after investigators said he sent sexually explicit photos and videos to a minor through Facebook Messenger.

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) -– A man has been arrested after Georgetown County authorities said he used Facebook Messenger to send sexually explicit photos and videos to a teenager.

According to the sheriff’s office, Benjamin Thomas Thompson, 42, was arrested after investigators found evidence that the man was sending sexual content to a local 13-year-old boy. They said Thompson was also soliciting and enticing the minor to engage in sexual activity.

The agency began investigating the case after receiving a cyber tip that was reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Authorities said Thompson surrendered at his home Monday morning. He was taken to the Georgetown County Detention Center on charges of criminal solicitation of a minor and disseminating obscene material to a person under 18 years of age. A bond hearing is pending.

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