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N.C. Man Arrested in Sex Sting in Grovetown


A North Carolina man traveled Tuesday from Asheville to Grovetown, Ga., to have sex with an underage girl, authorities say.

But instead of meeting the girl, 37-year-old John Langer was greeted by Columbia County investigators who arrested him for criminal attempt felony involving aggravated child molestation.

The arrest was part of undercover sting by investigators targeting sex offenders who prey on underage girls online, sheriff’s Maj. Rick Whitaker said.

In the past, CCSO investigators have posed online as underage girls and arrested offenders who tried to arrange a sexual encounter.

Langer, an Asheville man who works a security job, remained in the Columbia County Jail on Wednesday under no bond.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


  1. I am glad they are cracking down on sex offenders and its the town I live in, hope they get all the sex offenders so our children will be safe. Keep up the great work Grovetown & Columbia County, wonderful job

  2. How can someone/anyone get arrested for intent? I am all for locking up, removing from society, castration of any pedophile. Anyone who would hurt a child needs to be removed society. But, who exactly was the victim here? It seems this is a case of poor/lazy policing.

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