DPD nabs another ‘online predator’

Published 9:07 pm Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday, the Demopolis Police Department made its second arrest in slightly more than a week of an alleged Internet predator.

Carl Michael Wilson, 47, of Evergreen was charged with two counts of Transmitting Obscene Material to a Child by Computer. The person Wilson was communicating with was actually a DPD investigator.

Wilson was arrested in Castleberry, Ala. and transported to the Marengo County Detention Center where he currently sits awaiting bond.

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Wilson’s arrest marks the 10th such arrest by the Demopolis Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division in their crack down on cyber crimes. Arrestees have come from as far away as Oklahoma and from all around Alabama. Each were charged with various crimes ranging from transmitting obscene material to electronic solicitation of a child.

“I’d like to thank my Criminal Investigations Division for their hard work in this case,” said DPD Chief Tommie Reese. “Hopefully, our local parents and young people are taking note of all the cases our officers are making and are implementing safety precautions online.”