AG: Georgia man traveled to Marion County to meet minor for sex

Pee Dee Crime

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — A Georgia man is accused of traveling to Marion County to meet a minor for sex, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.

Craig Randall Chaires, 68, of Midway, Georgia, is accused of soliciting a minor for sex and traveling to meet the minor for sex, Wilson said. He is also accused of encouraging them to produce child sexual abuse material.

Chaires was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted criminal solicitation of a minor, attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor, first-degree attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, and attempted promoting the prostitution of a minor.

The Attorney General’s Office will prosecute the case.

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