Upstate deputy posed online as ‘Redneck Rick,’ coerced child to send nude pics, feds say

Sgt. Chris Wilbanks accused of having inappropriate communication with juvenile

Feb 6, 2017, Stephanie Towers

Sgt. Chris Wilbanks

Sgt. Chris Wilbanks SOURCE: WYFF News 4

An Upstate deputy was arrested after federal investigators say that he coerced an 11-year-old girl into sending him a nude picture, then told her to send more naked photographs or he would show the first one to others.

Sgt. Chris Wilbanks was arrested Friday by Homeland Security investigators, according to Lt. Kevin Bobo, with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Wilkins is charged with production of child pornography.”


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