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Authorities: Nude pix used to coerce sexual favors

Jul 28, 2011 6:56:00 PM - thestate.com
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is urging anyone who may have been victimized by an alleged sexual predator who uses nude pictures of high-school-aged girls to coerce sexual favors from them to come forward.

Authorities arrested Robert Gilchrist, 18, around 1 p.m. Tuesday in a young woman’s back yard. The unidentified woman told authorities she escaped after Gilchrist threatened her with a gun and tried to sexually assault her. He had called her earlier and threatened her before showing up at her home, authorities said she told them.

Gilchrist has been charged with kidnapping and assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct. He is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on $100,000 bond. Authorities say they have reason to believe there might be more victims.

Anyone who thinks they may have been a victim are urged to contact the Richland County Sheriff’s Department through Crime Stoppers at (888) CRIME-SC (274-6372).

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