3 accused of trying to arrange sex with children

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

Three men have been accused of trying to have sex with children they had contacted through social media sites online, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

Each of the men came to Caldwell County from nearby counties only to find investigators waiting for them.

Brian Scott Garrison, 29, of Statesville and Carl Dean Shook, 22, of Newton were arrested on May 18. Shea Andrew Tucker, 29, of Hickory was arrested June 16.

Garrison was charged with solicitation of a child under 16 by electronic device for sexual appearances, and appearing at the meeting place. His bond is set at $100,000 secured.

Shook was charged with solicitation of a child under 16 by electronic device for sexual appearances, appearing at the meeting place, and driving while license revoked.

Shook was able to post $20,000 bond and get out of jail, then was arrested July 20 on a new charge, disseminating obscenity to a child under 13, unrelated to his first arrest, the press release said. His bond then was set at $75,000 secured.

Tucker was charged with solicitation of a child under 16 by electronic device for sexual appearances, appearing at the meeting place and disseminating obscenity. His bond was set at $50,000 secured.

Sheriff Alan Jones said a prepared statement that parents should monitor their children’s online activities, know their email and social media passwords and review the content, including content on their phones, limit the amount of personal information their children include in any social media profile, and make use of parental controls that many devices have.