A 34-year-old Florence man was arrested this week in an undercover Internet predator sting.
Charles Edgebert Rogers Jr. of Wildcat Road was charged Tuesday with criminal solicitation of a minor, a felony offense with up to 10 years of imprisonment. Police also used a search warrant at Rogers' residence, and confiscated computer equipment and various computer-related items.
The warrant alleges that on March 2 Rogers solicited sexual activity via the Internet from an individual whom he thought was a teenage girl. He actually was soliciting sex from an undercover officer with the Charleston Police Department.
Rogers was accompanied by family members and a pastor for his bond hearing, said Gene McCaskill, a member of the Attorney General's Office.