Luverne man arrested for N.C. child exploitation, solicitation warrants

Published 10:52 am Thursday, May 9, 2019

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A Luverne man is in custody after turning himself in to the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office.

The Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office recently received a warrant for the arrest of Odarius Deshun Peoples, 24, of Luverne, from the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina.

According to WMBF News in South Carolina, the [Scotland County] Sheriff’s office investigators found that a 12-year-old girl, who is a student at the school, was in communication with 24-year-old Odarious Deshun Peoples of Luverne, Alabama.

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“Investigators said the communications included elicit conversations and exchanges of “suspected exploitative materials.” The investigators also stated to WMBF that Peoples told the 12-year-old he wanted her to leave North Carolina and move to Alabama.

The [Scotland County] sheriff’s office has obtained criminal warrants for the arrest of Peoples for first-degree child exploitation, solicitation of a minor child by computer and indecent liberties with a minor child.”

On Wednesday afternoon, following a search by CCSO investigators, Peoples turned himself in and is currently in the Crenshaw County Jail.

“I told my investigators to go find him this morning, and I think he was feeling the heat and turned himself in,” Crenshaw County Sheriff Terry Mears explained.