Published On: Thu, Mar 22nd, 2018

CIPD makes arrests in operation focused on child exploitation

 

Over the weekend of March 16-18, the Cherokee Indian Police Department led local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in an operation that was focused on the exploitation of children and the predators involved.

This operation resulted in the arrest of four adults. Three of those arrested were charged with attempting to engage in having sex with a minor. The subjects arrested are all from western North Carolina and traveled at different times to an undisclosed location with the intention of meeting the minors.

Law enforcement agencies taking part in this operation were the Cherokee Indian Police Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Swain County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Administration Asheville Post of Duty, Asheville Police Department, Hendersonville Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Subjects that were arrested during this operation include:

* Jeffrey Scott Shelly,  of Sylva

1. Attempted Statutory Sex Offense with a Child 11 years old by Adult

2. Solicit by Computer and Appeared

3. Possession of Methamphetamine

 

* Harvey William Carpenter, of Hendersonville

1. Attempted Statutory Sex Offense with a Child 15 years old or less by Adult

2. Solicit by Computer and Appeared

3. Solicit for Prostitution

 

* Darwin Kerry Albright, of Canton

1. Solicit for Prostitution

 

* Calvin Lavone Woodard, of Bryson City

1. Attempted Statutory Sex Offense with a Child 11 years old by Adult

2. Solicit by Computer and Appeared

 

– EBCI Public Relations

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