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Lenoir City businessman facing child sex charge

5:30 PM, Oct 1, 2012   |    comments
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A Lenoir City businessman propositioned an undercover agent who was posing as a teenage boy on a social media site.  

According to court documents, a Lenoir City Police sergeant made contact with Christopher Wiggins, 36, last month.  During an online chat, Wiggins acknowledged that he knew the "teenager's" age and that "I gotta watch what I say cause your age."

Wiggins invited the "teen" over to his house, asked him if "he was into guys" and gave him his phone number.

The undercover officer called Wiggins.  During that conversation, Wiggins described his body and made several sexual comments to the "teen."  He again invited the "teen" over to his house.  He also asked the "teen" to send him a picture.

In the affidavit, the officer says "it is believed by your affiant that if this act of solicitation would have been completed by the child following through with Wiggins request to come to his residence, the result would have been a statutory rape and exploitation of a minor."

Wiggins is charged with solicitation of a minor, being a felon in possession of a firearm, simple possession (schedule VI)   

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A Lenoir City businessman is facing a child sex charge and is spending the weekend in jail.

Christopher Harold Wiggins, 36, who owns Wiggins Siding and Guttering, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon but not officially charged until Friday evening, according to a Loudon County intake report.

Wiggins is charged with sexual exploitation of a minor along with simple possession.

Lenoir City Police Chief Don White tells 10News the investigation is ongoing, and he expects more charges to be filed.

The chief said officers have seized weapons, computers and drug paraphernalia from Wiggins' house. He added that Wiggins is already a convicted felon.

Chief White said he couldn't go into further details on the nature of the charges right now but said more information should be released in the coming days.

Wiggins is being held without bond in the Loudon County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. Monday.

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