Police: Sevierville man arrested for soliciting underage boys

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A Sevierville man is charged with solicitation of a minor after police say he told young boys they could make a lot of money if they let him photograph them nude.

Jerry Wayne Ritts, 46, was arrested on June 30 after several victims told Sevier County Sheriff’s Deputies he approached them about taking nude photos. Deputies said victims also stated that Ritts offered them money in exchange for sexual favors.

When deputies confronted Ritts, he told them he never offered up money for anything, but later confessed to talking to the victims about taking nude photos.

Ritts is being held in the Sevier County Jail. 

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