Cary man accused of soliciting young children online for sex
Posted November 20, 2013
Updated November 21, 2013
Cary, N.C. — A Cary man faces more than a dozen charges stemming from allegations that he solicited sex online from young girls as well as a police officer who he thought was a mother of two young girls.
Christopher Paul Temple, 30, of 8735 Macedonia Lake Drive, was arrested Tuesday on 12 counts of second-degree exploitation of a minor, three counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of solicitation to commit first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
The charges stem from at least three cases dating to March in which he allegedly encouraged three girls – ages 13, 15 and 16 – in both Nebraska and North Carolina to send him sexually explicit photos of themselves, according to arrest warrants.
Investigators say he also kept nearly 1,000 pictures and videos of children, as young as 12, engaged in sexual poses.
Capt. Don Hamilton with the Cary Police Department said the case is one of the worst he's seen involving sex crimes against children.
"I think we've just reached the tip of the iceberg on this one," he said. "We've got a lot of forensic evidence to shift through, and unfortunately, I think we will find more."
According to a Nov. 6 search warrant for Temple's home, he had been chatting on a website about having sex with whom he believed to be a single mother and her 9 and 11-year-old daughters.
He was actually talking to a Cary police detective, according to the warrant, when he asked for nude photos of the woman and children and then suggested that they meet at the end of October while his wife was out of town.
According to online wedding registries, Temple and his wife were married Sept. 21. A police report indicates that he works as an auto adjuster for GEICO Insurance.
Temple was in the Wake County Detention Center Wednesday evening under a $2 million bond.