A 22-year-old has been arrested after he allegedly engaged in a sex act with a 14-year-old Gilbert girl he met in an Internet chat room.
Derrick Bryant Amann, 22, of Surfside Beach, was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child between the ages of 11 and 14, according to a report from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
Amann was being held Wednesday at the Lexington County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.
Amann was caught by the 14-year-old’s father, who awoke Tuesday morning to find his daughter and his cell phone missing, according to the sheriff’s department’s report. The father called his phone and talked to his daugther, who said she was off Neely Wingard Road, in a rural part of the county near Batesburg-Leesville.
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The father drove to Neely Wingard Road, where he parked behind a green 2000 Buick Regal parked in the woods off a driveway. The Buick’s windows were fogged, the sheriff’s report said.
After several minutes, the girl got out of the car’s front passenger side door, and the father walked up to find a shirtless Amann sitting in the front seat with his athletic shorts pulled down to his ankles, the sheriff’s report said.
Lexington County sheriff’s deputies arrived shortly after the father. Investigators have notified the Horry County Sheriff’s Department, which is conducting a follow-up investigation.