Man Arrested, Charged With Rape Solicitation Of a Minor

GALLATIN, Tenn. - A Sumner County man was arrested and charged with rape and sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, an online tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about an individual who was allegedly receiving images of child pornography through social media.

Agents determined that the accounts involved belonged to Erik Wayne Wix and and underage girl.

On Wednesday, agents executed a search warrant of Wix’s residence. He was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of Soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means, and three counts of aggravated statutory rape.

He was booked into the Sumner County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

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