Burgaw man charged with soliciting a child

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Ervin Dale Johnson (Source: Pender County Jail)

BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — A Burgaw man has been charged with soliciting a child by computer.

According to a release, detectives with the Pender County Sheriff’s Office and Burgaw Police Department assisted detectives from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arresting 51-year-old Ervin Dale Johnson today. The warrant for his arrest came from an investigation by the Pitt County Sheriff’s office concerning Johnson soliciting a child on the computer to commit an illegal sex act.

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Officials say Johnson is charged with one count of soliciting a child by computer and is currently in the Pender County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

Due to the nature of the crime, officials say there is potential more victims exist.

If you have any information related to this arrest, call the Pender County Sheriff’s Office at 910-259-1212.