Another SC man caught in a craigslist pedo sting

Ryan Bowlen
Ryan Bowlen

Little River man arrested in internet predator sting by Georgetown authorities:

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina recently arrested 26-year-old Ryan Sean Bowlen of Little River, SC. He was charged with allegedly soliciting a child for sex through craigslist.

Reports say that Bowlen placed an ad on craigslist soliciting sex and received a response from a minor. Of course that minor was actually an undercover Georgetown Sheriff’s Deputy. Bowlen allegedly arranged to meet the minor for sex but instead was greeted with an arrest at the meeting.

If this sounds slightly familiar that’s because the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office arrested another man on similar charges a few weeks prior.

Again craigslist still needs to monitor its own site as community policing is just a myth. The only community policing that happens is by real police.

UPDATE 10/12/2013: Bowlen pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two 10 year terms to be served concurrently and that even had 5 years suspended so he got 5 years. Way to send a message.

One thought on “Another SC man caught in a craigslist pedo sting”

  1. “Reports say that Bowlen placed an ad on craigslist soliciting sex and received a response from a minor.”

    I read the entire report at the link you sourced, and I feel it’s important to mention that the ad he placed specifically asked that he was looking for sex from a minor, not just sex..The way your article is written is implying entrapment – Asking somebody to commit a crime that they did not believe would do so unless asked or otherwise enticed – but again upon further reading this is not the case.
    In the future, please add critical details because this kind of information matters.

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