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After mother helps nab alleged child predator, deputies seeking other victims

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After an alert mother noticed some explicit messages on her teenage daughter's Facebook page, she called the sheriff's department and authorities are asking anyone else who may have had contact with the suspect to come forward.  

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson on Monday announced the arrest of William Christopher Spivey, 35, of Lexington for five counts of criminal solicitation of a minor and one count of attempted dissemination of obscene material to a minor under 12 years of age.

Spivey turned himself into the Richland County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday.

Arrest warrants allege that between July and August 2012, Spivey, while using the fictitious name "Chris Stephens," sent a 13-year-old girl messages stating he wanted to perform sexual acts on the victim, asking the victim for intercourse, and sent a sexually explicit picture of himself to her.

Wilson said the victim's mother discovered explicit messages on the girl's Facebook page and immediately notified deputies.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said that based on information investigators have received, they are working to determine if Spivey may have victimized others.

If you or someone you know may have been a victim of Spivey, you are urged to call the Richland County Sheriff's Department Special Victims Unit at (803) 576-3115.

Spivey was assigned a bond of $25,000 and was ordered to have no contact with the victim or the victim's family and to stay 200 feet away from the victim. He faces up to 65 years in prison if convicted.

The Richland County Sheriff's Department is a member of the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office.

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