COLOMBIA, SC (WJBF) – A man from Buk Island has been arrested and charged with a number of sexual offenses with children.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says 47-year-old Robert Lynn Starnes has been charged with one count of attempted juvenile assault and one count of attempting to distribute obscene material to a person under the age of eighteen. The charge is up to 10 years in prison.
Investigators say Starnes reportedly harassed the minor for sex and sent him an image of a sexual nature.
Arrested January 26, 2022.
Officers of the Task Force on Internet Crimes against Children worked with the Casey Police Department to detain them. The investigation was assisted by the Attorney General and Aiken County Sheriff.