Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stephen M. Krum - Ohio man Stung in a Sting

An Ohio man has been arrested and charged in an undercover internet sting by the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Attorney General Henry McMaster announced Wednesday that Stephen M. Krum, 38, of Ironton, OH, was arrested on Tuesday in the sting. The MPD is a member of the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

Krum was arrested on one count of criminal solicitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable to 10 years imprisonment.

An arrest warrant alleges that Krum solicited sex from a boy he knew to be 16 years old over the internet. On Oct. 10, the victim reported to police that Krum had solicited sex from him using a MySpace message center. Krum and the victim met the day before while guests at a resort in Myrtle Beach. Krum turned himself in to police on October 28.

A search warrant was executed on Krum's hotel room, and resulted in the seizure of a laptop computer, a digital camera, and a number of computer-related items.

Krum was assigned a $5,000 bond.

This is the 141st arrest for the task force. The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office.

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