A 51-year-old Network Administrator at Trios Health has been arrested and faces Federal charges of child sex trafficking.
Richland Police Detective Athena Clark says John R. Pine/John R. Abrams met the 16-year-old female victim online and assaulted her in a local park.
“After the sexual assault occurred he continued to engage her online, leading her in the direction of sexually exploiting her and putting her into the sex trade where he could financially profit from this,” says Clark.
Detective Clark adds that there are no other known victims tied to this suspect, she has reason to believe that this was not his first attempt at this crime.
This comes on the heels of a multi-agency child predator sting operation which lead to 26 arrests.