An investigation by special agents with the Technical Services Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation resulted in the arrest of a Johnson County man. The website Chattanoogan.com is reporting that 39-year-old Gary Lynch, of Greenwood, traveled to Tennessee to have sex a minor.
According to the report, agents received multiple cyber tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in December that an individual was enticing a minor to produce and send images that were sexual in nature via a social media platform.
During the course of the investigation, agents identified that man as Lynch. The investigation revealed information that the man and the minor had met up in Sumner County, Tennessee and engaged in sexual activity on multiple occasions in the Middle Tennessee area.
The website reports that on Friday, agents traveled to Greenwood. The Greenwood Police Department then executed a search warrant for Lynchs home and took him into custody.
Lynch was arrested on a Fugitive from Justice warrant out of Tennessee. He is being held in the Johnson County Jail awaiting extradited to Tennessee, where he is facing charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Solicitation of a Minor and Aggravated Statutory Rape.