KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – A pair of Knoxville men have been arrested in two separate Internet stings by the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Tim Gobble announced the arrests of Robinson Tate Lindsay, 26 and Matthew Conard, 22 on Tuesday. Both were taken into custody at their homes on January 15th after investigations by the BCSO Internet Crimes against Children Unit.
ICAC detectives charged Lindsay with soliciting the sexual exploitation of a minor after an investigation revealed he had allegedly sent nude photographs to a minor over the Internet.
Conard was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, solicitation of a minor and soliciting an underage child for sexual purposes. The investigation also revealed he had allegedly sent nude photographs to an underage child.
Both were initially held at the Knox County Detention Center before being turned over to the Bradley County Corrections Division. They quickly posted $5,000 bonds and arraigned on Tuesday. They will next appear in court on February 9th.
The BCSO ICAC unit is federally funded. Citizens can provide tips about Internet crimes by calling the department at (423) 728-7336.