Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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July 17, 2013

2 more charged in Internet sex crimes

The newly-created Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit has made its second and third arrests in two weeks following its creation to investigate sex-related crimes online.

Charged with solicitation of a minor to engage in sexual activity is Joshua R. Wilson, 34, of Loudon, and William M. Frankenbach, 34, of Nashville. Bond for Wilson was set at $60,000, according to a press release from Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Casey Cox.

In addition, Cox reported that Frankenbach was also charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and driving on a suspended license. His bond was set at $150,000.

“These investigations were conducted by deputies and investigators of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department’s ICAC unit,” said Cox. “The unit is quickly proving itself to be a successful and beneficial criminal investigation tool to fight and prevent child abuse within Cumberland County.”

Both are to appear in General Sessions Court on Aug. 5.

Earlier this month a volunteer high school basketball coach and substitute teacher from Crossville was charged with a similar offense by the unit.

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