An associate pastor from Lancaster County is accused of using Facebook and text messages to sexually solicit a 15-year old boy, along with sending a nude photo to the teen.
Attorney General Linda Kelly says 26-year-old Clarence Tyrone Taylor of Columbia was taken into custody Thursday and charged with felony solicitation to commit sexual abuse of children and related counts.
Prosecutors say Taylor used Facebook to contact one of the teens and told him he was “cute,” commented on his appearance and suggested they spend more time together.
An undercover agent assumed the boy's identity and continued to communicate with Taylor. Police say Taylor sent a nude photo to the boy and suggested they meet for sex.
If found guilty, Taylor could face up to 14 years in prison and $15,00 in fines. He was being held in Lancaster County Prison on $75,000 bail.