Tue, Feb. 25

Tucson man arrested after online arrangement to meet 12-year-old for sex

The Yavapai Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Section recently concluded a child predator investigation with the arrest of a Tucson man. Last Sunday, 40-year-old Scott Corwin was arrested by YCSO on charges of aggravated luring a minor for sex, sexual exploitation of a minor, furnishing harmful materials to a minor via the Internet, and possession of dangerous drugs. It is alleged that Corwin, an unemployed woodworker, met and chatted with a middle school-aged girl on the Internet for the purpose of arranging a meeting to engage in illegal sex acts.

Corwin, in February, began communicating online with a person he thought was a 12-year-old girl. The email and chat sessions evolved into inappropriate sexual conversations, and he enticing the girl, according to police, into making plans to meet for sex. During the two-month internet "relationship," Corwin allegedly transferred child pornography to the girl and engaged in sexual conduct on his webcam and sent those images to her live.

Sunday, Corwin traveled from Tucson to meet with the intended victim at a planned location in Yavapai County. He was arrested without incident, and his vehicle was impounded by the Sheriff's Office as evidence. In his possession, deputies found items indicating an intent to have a sex. He also carried methamphetamine and syringes.

Sheriff's detectives were also recently involved in supplying critical information leading to indictment and arrest of a child predator from Knoxville, Tenn.

In that case, YCSO detectives supplied information from an online computer investigation which assisted Knoxville detectives in obtaining a federal indictment on the suspect who is now in-custody awaiting a May trial.

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