ANNISTON, Ala. (WHNT) -- Authorities arrested two Alabama men based on YouTube sting videos that three Alabama teenagers created with the aim of catching people seeking underage sex.
Bradley Lamar White, 27, and David Scott Fox Jr., 23, both from Jacksonville, were arrested after investigations that began with videos posted online, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement this week.
White was a choir teacher at middle and high schools in Alexandria and is charged with distributing obscene material to a student and having sexual contact with a student. He resigned Wednesday, the statement said.
Fox is charged with electronic solicitation of a child.
Three longtime friends who all are 18 created fake accounts on dating sites and began chatting with people who contacted them, claiming to be ages ranging from 14 to 17.
Some of the conversations became sexually explicit. The friends later confronted two men who showed up at a Walmart store, capturing conversations with them on video and posting the encounters on a YouTube channel this week. Investigators contacted the teens after seeing the videos and announced the arrests Thursday.