Simpsonville Man Arrested on Criminal Solicitation of a Minor and Related Charge

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Arrested man in handcuffs with handcuffed hands behind back in prison

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Landon Paul Gibson, 40, of Simpsonville, S.C., on two charges connected to the solicitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Cayce Department of Public Safety made the arrest.  Investigators with the Simpsonville Police Department, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this investigation.

 

Investigators state Gibson solicited a person he believed to be a minor for sex and sent a sexually explicit image to someone be believed to be a minor.

 


Gibson was arrested on August 25, 2021.  He is charged with one count of criminal solicitation of a minor (§16-15-342), a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment; and one count of attempted disseminating obscene material to a person under age eighteen (§16-15-345), a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment.

 

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This case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.

 

Attorney General Wilson stressed all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.