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Sheriff's Unit Credits Internet Training With Arrest of Suspected Predator

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RALEIGH — A man convicted of child molesting in another state has been arrested onthe same charges in Raleigh.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office is searching through dozens of computer files and love letters they say were written by Robert Richard Quigg, 36.

Investigators say the man corresponded with a 14-year-old boy over theInternet as a way of getting sex. They are concerned the boy is notQuigg's only victim.

Investigators believe Quigg also used marijuana and the designer drugEcstasy to lure his victims.

The juvenile unit of the Wake County Sheriff's Office saysthe key to cracking this case is the recent Internet trainingthey have received.

"As a matter of fact, we had the lead legal person from AOL instruct us inone of the courses that we were involved with," says Lt. Gary Burrell. "Wewere given a procedure to follow in regards to presenting or searchwarrants for information that was stored on the AOL system."

It was during an alleged Internet correspondence in North Carolina thatQuigg was caught. He is being held in the Wake County Jail.

Quigg moved to Raleigh from New Jersey in 1994. Heis not registered on the state's Sex OffenderRegistrybecause he was charged prior to the lawtaking effect.

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