CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — Charleston County Sheriff’s deputies and members of the South Carolina ICAC Task force arrested a Lowcountry teacher under criminal solicitation charges.
A parent of a 13-year-old reported to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office that Bradley Mea had coerced the teen into sending multiple nude photographs and videos of her through Snapchat, officials said.
Mea, 27, was arrested late Saturday night and charged with criminal solicitation of a minor, second-degree criminal exploitation of a minor, and first-degree criminal exploitation of a minor.
Police found him as he arrived at Charleston International Airport.
Mea is a teacher at Palmetto Scholars Academy.
“Mea was aware of the victim’s age and continued to demand that the victim send additional photos, or he would post the pictures of her nudity on social media if she didn’t. This information was discovered during a criminal investigation conducted by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina ICAC Task Force,” said officials.
He faces A $125,000 bond.