Cops: Teen used nude pics to force girls into sex


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Richland County deputies say they have arrested an 18-year-old man who obtained nude pictures of teen girls, then used the photos to coerce them into doing sexual favors.

Sheriff Leon Lott says Robert Gilchrist was arrested Tuesday at the home of a young woman who called police after he threatened her over the phone, then came to her house with a gun.

Lott says deputies have evidence that Gilchrist has threatened other high school-age girls after getting nude photos of them and are asking the victims to come forward to help investigators.

Gilchrist is charged with kidnapping and first-degree assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

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