DD4 teacher arrested for criminal solicitation of a minor

Charleston County News

Alan Craig Brown

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A 66-year-old Ladson man was arrested January 19 on a criminal solicitation of a minor charge

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office announced the arrest of Alan Craig Brown after investigators say Brown solicited sex from a person who he thought was a minor.

Officials with the Mount Pleasant Police Department made the arrest. Investigators with the Charleston County and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the case.

He is charged with one count of criminal solicitation of a minor.

Brown was a teacher at Odyssey Educational Center (School) in Dorchester District 4. He was placed on administrative leave the day of his arrest, according to records from the SC State Board of Education.

The State Board immediately suspended Brown’s educator certificate “until a due process hearing is held and/or this matter is otherwise resolved.”

Editor’s note: this story has been updated with additional information about the status of Brown’s educator certification.

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