UPDATE: One man cleared in case of crimes against child
UPDATE: Charges against Montacer Awad Daoud in the 2009 case alleging solicitation of a minor and three counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor were dismissed by Criminal Court Judge Amy A. Reedy.
PREVIOUS STORY: A Jackson Tennessee man is charged with using a computer to solicit a minor for sex in an investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit of the Bradley County Sheriff's Office.
ICAC detectives secured grand jury indictments charging Montacer Awad Daoud, 21, with solicitation of a minor and three counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor. He was arrested in Jackson and was transferred to the Bradley County jail on Tuesday where he posted bond of $50,000 and was released pending arraignment in criminal court.
During an investigation over several weeks, Daoud used his computer to solicit a child under the age of 18 for sexual purposes.
Earlier in October 22-year-old Michael Brandon Frost of Olive Branch Mississippi was arrested in an unrelated ICAC investigation. Frost posted a $10,000 bond after being charged with soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor. The investigation revealed Frost sent pornography over the Internet to a 12-year-old girl.
The BCSO unit is a part of the Knoxville Region ICAC task force that investigates, arrests, and prosecutes predators that use computers and the Internet to seek children for illegal purposes.
Two BCSO detectives that conduct investigations for the task force have cases now pending in the state and federal court systems.
The Bradley County Sheriff's Office provides a tip line to leave information pertaining to possession, distribution and receipt of child pornography and the online enticement of children for sexual purposes. That number is 728-7336.