Suspect arrested for Child Solicitation

On 06/29/2023 Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested Willy Alexander Korthals, 29, of Bettie.

Korthals was charged as a result of an undercover ICAC investigation conducted by the FBI with support from detectives of the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office ICAC Unit. Evidence and equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized.

Korthals was charged with Soliciting a Child by Computer or other Electronic Device to Commit an Unlawful Sex Act.

Korthals is being held in the Carteret County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond and is scheduled for his first court appearance tomorrow.