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A 26-year-old Salem man is in jail after being arrested for several sex-related charges, including child solicitation and possession of child porn. 

On October 13, 2020, an outstanding arrest warrant was issued through the Scott County Circuit Court for Ricky Vickers, 26, of Salem.

Vickers was charged with:

  • Dissemination of Matter Harmful to Minors
  • Child Exploitation/Child Pornography-Possession
  • Child Solicitation-Person At Least 21 Solicits At Least 14 but Less Than 16. 

After the issuance of the arrest warrant The Scott County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Indiana State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in the apprehension of Ricky Vickers. 

Vickers was arrested in Washington County and transported to the Scott County Jail to await his initial court appearance. 

In August of 2020, Detective Jacklyn Shofner began an investigation of alleged illegal sexual activity occurring with a minor by a registered sex offender. 

After completing the investigation it was turned over to the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office for review.