Sheriff: Arrested man believed chat session was with 12-year-old

Published: Apr. 27, 2012 at 2:48 PM EDT|Updated: May. 7, 2012 at 2:48 PM EDT
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Ernest L. Meadows, Jr. (Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office)
Ernest L. Meadows, Jr. (Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office)

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office says they've charged a man from John's Island with criminal solicitation of a minor and disseminating pornographic material to an underage person.

Ernest L. Meadows, Jr. was presented with arrest warrants back on April 12.

According to the sheriff's office, Meadows chatted with an undercover officer he believed to be a 12-year-old.

The investigation went on for 3 months.

Meadows was released on $10,000 bond.

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