A Rainelle man is lodged in Southern Regional Jail after attempting to solicit a minor.
Adam Cole Wynes, 36, was arrested on June 22 for distribution and display of obscene material to a minor, soliciting a minor via computer, and soliciting a minor and traveling to engage the minor in sexual activity.
According to the criminal complaint, on June 18, Wynes solicited what he believed to be a 15-year-old girl via Facebook Messenger for sexual activity.
Rainelle Police Chief J.P. Stevens and Patrolman Billy Freeman were contacted via text message on June 21 informing the officers of the online interaction. The officers were sent screenshots of the conversation in which Wynes solicited sex.
Wynes also sent obscene matter to the minor on June 20, wanting to meet up to engage in sexual activity.
According to the complaint, Wynes had previously communicated with the minor via an app called Text Me. During those chats, the minor informed Wynes of her age, and Wynes replied “that he didn’t mind as long as the minor did not contact law enforcement.”
Wynes also asked the minor to meet up in Rainelle to engage in sexual activity during the Text Me communication.
A search warrant was issued for Wynes’ phone, and the defendant was arrested. The criminal complaint states that a taped confession was taken.
Wynes remains in Southern Regional Jail on $20,000 bond.
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