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Text message for sex lands Hope Mills man in jail

Posted August 12, 2011

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— Cumberland County authorities arrested a Hope Mills man Friday after he allegedly texted a child abuse investigator, thinking he was a 13-year-old boy, and offered to pay for sex.

Bobby Thomas-Brantley Aldridge, 20, of 809 Makay Court, is charged with solicitation of a child by computer to commit an unlawful sex act, the sheriff's office said.

Detectives say Aldridge unknowingly dialed the private number of the investigator, who passed along the details of the text conversation to cybercrimes investigators at the sheriff's office.

Aldrige was in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $25,000 bond Friday evening.

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  • kameronbradley2010 Aug 19, 2011

    This guy is insane, he repeatedly calls one of my friends trying to do the same thing, and he gets people's phone numbers from a person named Ryan Davis.

  • braddavis Aug 15, 2011

    NEW FISH ON THE LINE

  • slipscomb9466 Aug 15, 2011

    Just 25 grand? It should be alot more I think.