Man charged with solicitation of a minor

Randy David Bell

MOUNT PLEASANT -- Authorities arrested a Little River man Wednesday after they say he engaged in a sexual conversation on the Internet with an undercover officer posing as a minor.

Randy David Bell, 29, is charged with two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor, according to a statement released by the S.C. Attorney General's office.

Arrest warrants say Bell engaged in online conversations of a sexual nature with a person he believed to be a minor. That person actually was a Mount Pleasant police officer, according to the statement.

Bell is being held on $100,000 bail at the Charleston County Detention Center.