Six men were arrested in an undercover investigation targeting online sex predators targeting children.
The offenses happened between Sept. 15 and Oct. 4, and included charges of soliciting a child online for sex.
During the operation, the Lincolnton Police Department arrested and charged 47-year-old Delvin Roger Fox, 43-year-old Chris Scott Nance, 30-year-old Matthew Wade Packard, 55-year-old Terrence John Reed, 63-year-old Monte Lynn Wall and 63-year-old Jeffrey Ralph Talbott.
“The Lincolnton Police Department is constantly working hard to identify, investigate, and apprehend online sexual predators that target children as victims. These offenders have utilized social media as a means to target children," said Lt. Jason Munday. “Our goal is to protect as many potential child victims from ever being victimized through these proactive operations.”
Anyone with information about these cases or other crimes is asked to call the Lincolnton Police Department at 704-736-8900.
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