NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Technical Services Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation resulted in the arrest of a man in Indiana in connection to charges he faces in Tennessee of sexual offenses against a minor.
In December 2018, Agents received multiple cyber tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an individual was enticing a minor to produce and send images that were sexual in nature via a social media platform. During the course of the investigation, Agents identified that man as Gary Lynch of Greenwood, Indiana. The investigation revealed information that the man and the minor had met up in Sumner County, Tennessee, and engaged in sexual activity on multiple occasions in the Middle Tennessee area. On February 1st, Agents traveled to Greenwood, Indiana. They met up with officers with the Greenwood (Indiana) Police Department, who executed a search warrant of Lynch’s residence and took him into custody.
On February 1st, Gary W. Lynch (DOB 07/28/1979) was arrested on the warrants out of Tennessee. He will be held in the Johnson County (Indiana) Jail until being extradited to Tennessee, where he will be charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Solicitation of a Minor, and Aggravated Statutory Rape.