ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC - A 31-year-old man was charged Tuesday after being accused of soliciting sexual acts from an undercover detective posing as an underage girl in Alamance County.
The Alamance County Sheriff's Office and NC Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force used social media to catch Joseph Daniel Oran, who believed he was messaging a teenager.
Oran, of Garner, was contacting the detective through social media.
Oran solicited sex acts via social media and came to Alamance County on Tuesday. Oran escaped authorities after initially being apprehended. Oran was later found and arrested in Johnston County by the Johnston County Sheriff's Office. Several of Oran's electronic devices were seized during a search of his home and car.
Oran was charged with Felony Solicitation of a Child by Computer for Sex Acts and Appearing on Location and Felony Dissemination of Obscenity. He has a $500,000 secured bond and a court appearance for Nov. 1.