Pike Co. Man Arrested for Soliciting Teen Online

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Apr. 12, 2016 at 3:11 PM CDT
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The Troy Police Department arrested a Pike County man after he tried to solicit a teenager over the Internet.

William Randal Wambles, 46, of Brundidge was charged with two counts of transmitting obscene material to a child; one count of electronic solicitation of a child; and one count of traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act.

Investigators were working on another case when they came across information that led them to Wambles.

During the course of about two days, investigators were able to observe Wambles as he shared obscene materials and pushed to meet with the individual he believed to be a teenager.

Wambles was arrested around lunchtime on Thursday, when he arrived in Troy for a meeting he initiated through the Internet communications.

Wambles was placed in the Pike County Jail on $25,000 bond.

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